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Survey: Apps Availability Drives OS Choice

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Rackspace is a leading Web hosting company which, with about half of its enterprise customers using Linux and the other half using Windows, surveyed its users to find out why they chose one operating system over the other.

What Rackspace Managed Hosting Ltd. found was that enterprises, despite the time spent in talking about security issues and cost analysis, do not consider security and cost as major factors in their operating system decisions.

Rackspace manages more than 13,000 servers, with an approximately fifty-fifty Linux and Windows split.

So, if it's not security and it's not cost, what does drive an enterprise's buying decision?

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