Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin claims that the war with Microsoft is over, and that while Linux is ready to admit defeat in the desktop market, it has managed to outpace Microsoft in the server and mobile sectors.
Shuttleworth once told The Reg he can't wait for Windows 7 on this sub-laptop class of machines because it'll finally give Ubuntu the opportunity to compete fairly against Microsoft's operating system in this emerging market.
Summary: CodePlex/Microsoft wolf in new sheep’s clothing; Free software luminaries are not foolish enough to fall for it
In order for Microsoft to speak on behalf of its opposition (Microsoft’s CodePlex does this a lot), Microsoft must pretend to be a friend of the competition.
From LinuxBSDos.com.The EU Competition Commission, which levied a fine on Microsoft, had indicated long before the announcement what was in store, so “EU fines Microsoft” was expected. What we did not know was how much the fine was going to be.
The fine was for failing to offer users of Microsoft operating system a choice of Web browsers, after agreeing to do just that.
Microsoft and Amazon have entered into a patent cross-licensing deal that covers, among other things, Amazon's Kindle and its use of Linux-based servers. The agreement calls for Amazon to pay Microsoft an undisclosed amount of money.
"Microsoft has a majority market share" - we all know bug #1. But this isn't true for the server market. (I think even Ms CEO admitted Linux has 60% of the server market. - But this figure is just a detail.)
My question is: Why is Linux more successful on the server market?
What are the differences between a Windows server and a Linux server?