Triumph Of GNU/Linux On The Web

Not only is GNU/Linux dominating web sites, it is running a lot of routers, DNS, DHCP servers and other gadgets that make it all work. In Netcraft’s latest Web-hosting survey, of 42 hosters:

  • 28 run GNU/Linux
  • 7 run FreeBSD and
  • only 5 run M$’s OS.

In the Web Server Survey for May, only 11% of active sites run M$’s server.

It really matters when M$ must compete on price/performance. In 2013 competition is returning to desktop PCs as well. M$ still gets onto more than half of legacy PCs. It will be a great day when they will be burdening only 11% of desktops.

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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4 Responses to Triumph Of GNU/Linux On The Web

  1. You meant to say “Triumph of Linux on the Web.” There is no such thing as GNU/Linux except in the imagination of butthurt whiners like RMS.

  2. gewg_ says:

    Having a link to the previous blog post and to the next one was nice.[1]
    That is missing in the new iteration.

    [1] If that was done with a script, it often failed; if done manually, man I hope I never get that old that I forget to do stuff. 😎

  3. Maou Sadao says:

    Sounds like Mr. Pogson is a fan of “Triumph of the Will”. Why doesn’t that surprise me?

  4. Aieee a Ballhogg says:

    The 2012 Internet Census did a port scan of all IPv4 addresses and ports:

    http://internetcensus2012.bitbucket.org/paper.html

    There are about 6TB of data but looking at the summaries, it looks like Linux (GNU or other) is very well represented in the network appliance department.

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