“The city of Dortmund, Germany’s 8th largest city, is rapidly increasing its use of Linux. From 2015 to 2016, the number of Linux servers rose by 21%, from 200 to 242.”
See Dortmund’s use of Linux servers increasingThis is interesting to me: While Dortmund uses more TOOS servers than GNU/Linux servers, they have three times as many physical GNU/Linux servers as TOOS servers… This could support the thesis that GNU/Linux servers can handle more load than TOOS (Conversely, it could suggest the opposite…). Anyway, this news doesn’t tell us much about what these servers are doing. There must be a reason for using 61% of instances TOOS, or perhaps that’s just a phase they are going through and they are shifting loads from one OS to another. Nevertheless they keep increasing numbers of TOOS instances, albeit at a lower rate than GNU/Linux. I guess you’d have to be there to know and the guys who are aren’t talking…
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My MissionMy observations and opinions about IT are based on 40 years of use in science and technology and lately, in education. I like IT that is fast, cost-effective and reliable. I do not care whether my solution is the same as yours. I like to think for myself.
My first use of GNU/Linux in 2001 was so remarkably better than what I had been using, I feel it is important work to share GNU/Linux with the world. I have been blessed by working in schools where students and school systems have benefited by good, modular software easily installed in most systems.
I have shown GNU/Linux to thousands of students and hundreds of teachers over the years and will continue in some way doing that until I die in spite of the opposition.