Operating System Competition Accelerates: Windows vs. Linux vs. Solaris on x86 Servers
Published: 14 April 2009
George J. Weiss
The OS competition is heating up as vendors pursue greater account leverage and seek to minimize commoditization. IT departments are put on notice: Vendors are aggregating more features in the OS to make it differentiable and less of a commodity.
Table Of Contents
- Worldwide OS Market Projections
- The OS Competitive Scene
- Competitive Dynamics: Why Linux Has a Major Opportunity in the Enterprise
- All OSs Face Challenges
- Windows Server: Gaining Strength and Driving Growth
- Microsoft Windows Market Outlook: Exploit, Expand and Evolve
- Sun Solaris Market Outlook: Driving an Open-Source Model for High Returns
- Linux Market Outlook: More Than "Linux" — Red Hat, Novell, Oracle, CentOS and Ubuntu
- Summary of Strengths and Vulnerabilities
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