Windows vs. Linux

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windows vs linux

does anyone have any idea of what percentage of the world uses windows web servers ? vs linux ?
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Most web servers are linux, they are better security, etc.
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I'll try and find the link, netcraft says about 25% of the worlds web servers use linux.
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sofy60 wrote:
windows vs linux

does anyone have any idea of what percentage of the world uses windows web servers ? vs linux ?

Most the servers worldwide use Linux or Unix these two systems have a lot in common. This is mainly because that OS system is much more stable and offers a lot of features that are much cheaper than the MS ones, Another issue is security, this is much greater on Linux or Unix and therefore much more dependable and in addition most of the Linux is free, Unix also offers a free OS called Free BSD.
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moved to hosting :)
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Depends on what you want to do on your server - Windows is better for some things - Linux better for others.

Generally speaking Linux is the best of the two
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Linux is definately making some head way with respect to marketshare. However, Windows is still the predominant OS in most server rooms. Several major corporate players have made the switch to Linux in recent years - which has basically put Linux on the map. However, Billy still rules here - but, I think hes a little worried about his market share right about now.
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and so he should be!!! ;)
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I sure hope so - Im banking on the penguin :D
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Since a long time this question is getting raised again and again. I feel, both have their own advantages , disadvantages. It is upto the specific requirement which a person is looking for.
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priyanka-m6.net wrote:
Since a long time this question is getting raised again and again. I feel, both have their own advantages , disadvantages. It is upto the specific requirement which a person is looking for.


Fair enough - and most certainly true - however..

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windows vs linux

does anyone have any idea of what percentage of the world uses windows web servers ? vs linux ?
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Linux is more popular as far as I know due to its stability and adaptability.
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musik wrote:
Depends on what you want to do on your server - Windows is better for some things


Care to mention what those things are?
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For ASP & ASP.NET always Windows server is the best one.
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But PHP is superior to ASP ans ASP.NET
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But PHP is superior to ASP ans ASP.NET


But maybe you have an ASP website that you want to implement? Or maybe your programmers can only write in ASP?
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maybe your programmers can only write in ASP?

What can asp do that php can't?


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maybe you have an ASP website that you want to implement?

This is the only valid reason I have heard for using windows server
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Some of the codes in ASP won't work with Linux server, which will only work on Windows server only.
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Some of the codes in ASP won't work with Linux server, which will only work on Windows server only.


Uh, did you read my previous post?
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I believe SunOne (formerly Chilisoft) has an ASP app framework for Linux. Not that it would be any better mind you, but it is there none-the-less. Frankly the thought of using active server pages makes me shudder. :)

I think you'll find that the vast majority of pure webservers and webserving environments tend toward Solaris and AIX -- old school unix. Netcraft's Fortune 100 shows Solaris in the lead -- not surprising. That's not to say Linux won't advance, with companies like IBM pushing Linux on the x-series, and LPAR's on the p-series, it very well could surpass Unix.
Also keep in mind the question was "...what percentage of webservers are Linux compared to Windows..." -- I paraphrased a bit for clarity.

In this, one cannot simply say 'Megalithic Corp' uses Solaris, so that counts as one; it does not. Megalithic Corp probably has a farm consisting of hundreds if not thousands of active servers -- both front end web serving for static content and back end processing for dynamic content. Those count as well. ;)

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