Speaking at a Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando, Michael Dell says that his company is seeing Linux update on the server end a little faster than Windows. Recent software patent infringement allegations by Microsoft have not affected Linux-based hardware sales.
He said: "On the server side Linux continues to grow nicely, a bit faster than Windows. We're seeing a move to Linux in critical applications, and Linux migration has not slowed down."
However, for those customers who might be concerned about whether Microsoft's claims of patent violation could result in legal action, Dell added that there were "certainly mechanisms if customers are concerned about patents."
So, there you go. Linux-based server sales are on the rise. It is a pity that Michael Dell did not furnish a more concrete sales volume though.
How many of you IT professionals out there are actually running Linux-based servers? Did you initiate the switch-over yourself, was it a set-up you inherited, or was the change decreed by management?
Paul Mah is a writer and blogger who lives in Singapore, where he has worked for a number of years in various capacities within the IT industry. Paul enjoys tinkering with tech gadgets, smartphones, and networking devices.