Servers

Well, oldman, one of our resident trolls, provoked me into finding some data on unit shipments of GNU/Linux servers. I cannot afford to buy one of IDC’s reports but I found these details from it on the web:

IDC – 2010 Servers (000) growth (%)
Units Shipped Installed Base
ThatOtherOS 5503.7 25675.5 21.44
Linux 3038.3 8102 37.50

Notice that the rate of growth of GNU/Linux is nearly double that of that other OS and at that rate, GNU/Linux could “catch up” in installed base by 2022 or so. It could be much sooner if the number of Wintel clients continues to stagnate and GNU/Linux becomes more popular on the desktop as Canonical predicts.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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6 Responses to Servers

  1. oldman wrote, “Go shout your charges from the ramparts of the internet.

    And see how far it gets you”

    Hmmm… Last I heard websites like this one have global reach. Is there anything more? Moon? Mars?

    I was just today looking at “linux desktop” as a trend in India. Around 2006 there was lots of activity there and it is spreading like wildfire. Not all the news is negative. A lot is about the positive benefits of GNU/Linux on the desktop.

    see a Google_Trends_Linux_Desktop_India.ogg

  2. oldman says:

    When all choice is removed and only one vendor markets the goods, that is economic enslavement. That is what Microsoft is guilty of and the people who attempt to ruin the competition by all manner of false accusations and negativity are just as guilty as they are.

    Adjust your tinfoil hat Mr. K. its slipping. Or better still Go shout your charges from the ramparts of the internet.

    And see how far it gets you… I dare you.

  3. kozmcrae says:

    Ivan wrote:

    “Given your apparent anti-semitic support of the war profiteer IBM, you fit the definition of trolling.”

    There’s my que! Don’t forget, that’s history. Microsoft and their followers are actively engaged in crimes against humanity right now. Yes they are, the digital enslavement of the population and the attempted removal of FLOSS as a competitor.

    I guess you didn’t get the memo Ivan. That’s okay, you’ll get the message eventually. IBM’s transgressions were all carried out by Nazis or slaves working under Nazi overlords just like all the other atrocities. They were no different. But if you were to ask them, they would say they were “just following orders”.

    Microsoft and their follower’s crime against humanity is not an atrocity but is enslavement non the less. Had they gotten their way 100% the World would be a very different place. As it is we still struggle to gain control of our software back from Microsoft.

    When all choice is removed and only one vendor markets the goods, that is economic enslavement. That is what Microsoft is guilty of and the people who attempt to ruin the competition by all manner of false accusations and negativity are just as guilty as they are.

    You didn’t get the word Ivan and I’m not going to be the one to enlighten you.

  4. Ivan the troll wrote, “tell the world what you think about Hans Reiser”.

    Don’t know the man but have heard about his file-system and conviction for murder. I have never used the file-system but I know some people who swear by it. I like jfs.

  5. oe says:

    I assume your invoking a (conservative) linear catch-up rate assumption. More likely its exponential in which case it will be well before 2022….

  6. Ivan says:

    Don’t be a moron, people that disagree with you aren’t trolls.

    Trolling requires deceiving; any trolling that doesn’t involve deceiving someone isn’t trolling at all; it’s just stupid.

    Given your apparent anti-semitic support of the war profiteer IBM, you fit the definition of trolling.

    Here is your chance to prove that you are not a troll, Bob. All you have to do is tell the world what you think about Hans Reiser.

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