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Not so fast,it is true that Linux dominates these Markets,but microsft has a much better Market share in the server Market, than Linux on the desktop.

Besides that, Linux has not won in the server Market,Microsoft still do a lot of profit and growing in the server world. In fact it is the most profitable competitor of all.

Linux/Unix/*bsd all dominate in Server, HPC, mobile devices. With the limitations of Server 2008 of 2TB RAM and most Enterprise and HPC need more than 2TB.
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Sweet now maybe Microsoft won't try to push DirectX so hard.
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The problem with server reports is that there are too many unreported servers. You don't need a license to buy a Linux server, so there for nothing gets counted. This happens a lot more than you would like to believe and is an innate downfall of Linux marketing (desktop/server). Things don't get reported because you have no reason to report them.
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Wrong, you don't buy the license but you pay the support like with Red Hat. They release the source code but if you want high-end support with people on the spot available when you need it 24/7/365 you are paying for the support. Same as with other enterprise OS.
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I have to agree. I had to give up on a mostly Linux desktop after years of use. mainly because I couldn't find viable replacements for drawing and rendering apps and peripherals. 90% of your average non enthusiast users could type stuff up, browse the internet and do email on a simple Linux distro. However these same people don't even know about Linux, think it is only for 1337 Hakzorz, or are to afrad to leave windows. The enthusiast can't do the heavy desktop stuff and the non enthusiasts are unwilling to try it. This means all thats left are servers (used by people who no better) or mobile devices where people expect to have a different kind of OS.

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MS needs to worry about Apple and Google, not desktop Linux.
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MS needs to worry about Apple and Google, not desktop Linux.
true dat brother
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Pass go, collect $200.
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Linux/Unix/*bsd all dominate in Server, HPC, mobile devices. With the limitations of Server 2008 of 2TB RAM and most Enterprise and HPC need more than 2TB.
When it comes to revenue, Windows Server far outpaces Linux.

This deduces the cost running Windows server to less than that of Linux = Profit $
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Ehhh I know Russia is moving towards linux.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7034828.stm
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