“The city of Dortmund, Germanyâ€™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 Dortmundâ€™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. 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. Now that I'm retired I still use GNU/Linux on every computer in my home except the smartphones which run Android/Linux.
Lately, I've been giving lots of thought to the world I inherited and which I will leave to my descendants. I'm planting grass, trees, flowers and vegetables in my large lot and I've ordered a Solo EV. I plan to charge my Solo by means of a tracking solar array. Life is good if you have a purpose. I do.