Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Longhorn vs. Linux: the server battle of 2007

Filed under
OS

Longhorn is going to face some very tough competition as Microsoft strives to hold off Linux and Solaris on the server front.

Recently, for the first time ever, Microsoft's server shipment numbers surpassed those of Unix. Soon, however, Microsoft is going to be asking its server customers to switch to Longhorn Server, the next version of its Windows Server, which is due in 2007. Will they switch? Can Unix make a comeback? Can Linux overtake them all?

Those are all good questions. Let's try them on one at a time.

Historically, Microsoft's server customers do not move very quickly. Even today, many users are still using the now obsolete Windows 2000, and a decent number are still hanging on to the downright decrepit Windows NT.

Why?

Full Story.

More in Tux Machines

Popcorn Time Makes Watching Movies Safer with Integrated VPN

Popcorn Time, an application that lets users stream movies and TV shows directly from torrents without having to download them, has been upgraded to version 0.3.6 and is now available for download. Read more

4MRecover 11.0 Beta OS Can Help Users Recover Lost Files

4MRecover 11.0 Beta, a new distribution based on 4MLinux that is designed to be used specifically for file recovery, is now available for download and testing. Read more

Android Leftovers

Will New Google Android Live TV Outfox Apple?

Google then rolled out its $35 Chromecast dongle, a streaming device, in mid-2013. Google's new Android TV operating system is expected to make it easier for software developers to move apps from mobile devices to TVs. Read more