Originally Posted by Liranan
Welcome to the scam that M$tupid are running. This is one of the reasons why Window is (almost) non-existent in the server market and even they, themselves, don't run their server OS on their Azure cloud servers.
1. VMWare don't charge on a per core license model.... oh wait they do! Microsoft are just one of many of the big software vendors that charge on a per core basis for certain products.
2. 'Server market' is a very broad term. In some segments Microsoft have very small low market share, in other segments they dominate. There is no single 'server market', only a child would think that.
3. And yes they do, Microsoft do use Windows based OSs to power Azure. That said, Microsoft are now one of the biggest companies investing into Linux. Look at Git, PowerShell, Windows Subsystem for Linux, SQL, Azure, .Net, and from memory Microsoft are even the biggest fiscal donor to the Linux foundation. How is this a bad thing? Oh I see, you were trying to make it out like Microsoft don't use Windows because it's inferior, rather than the truth that Microsoft themselves have been investing heavily into Linux for years.