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Michael Dell: "Most Linux Users Are Converting from Unix"
Michael Dell: "Most Linux Users Are Converting from Unix"

"Most Linux users are converting from Unix as opposed to converting from Microsoft"

What do you see in trends? Do you think Linux will continue to grow in share?

Michael Dell: Yeah, it looks like it's going to. It appears to us that most Linux users are converting from Unix as opposed to converting from Microsoft. It could be like 90 percent of them are Sun to Linux, or other Unix to Linux. That's an easier migration. Certainly there are some people out there saying, "Well I don't like Microsoft," or whatever, but most of the Linux we see is Unix conversion. I think it's going to continue to grow, but Windows is still very strong.

Obviously you sell lots of servers that run Windows.

Michael Dell: The interesting thing is when we design and architect a server, we don't design it for Windows or Linux, we design it for both. We don't really care, as long as we're selling the one the customer wants. If a server goes down the production line, it doesn't really know what OS it has on it until the customer says, I want this OS. It could be Novell, SUSE, or whatever.

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a better balance is needed in the software worl .. when this sorta thing happens its obvious

The entire software writing world must come to some kind of balance... Wintel software writers need to weigh the values
of being the first to make something available to Linux, versus losing out to those who took the leap early and do
NOT have to play CATCH UP.

This is a leap of DESTINY, not a leap of faith.
The more people willing to make that leap, the sooner
the viability of Linux will flourish.

I will personally make it a point to NOT buy software for
my company from anyone who only makes the leap because
there's no choice. (IE: windows no longer exists)
Because they made it clear right from the beginning that
they are not interested in the business of Linux users.

You know what's depressing?
IF (or hopefully "WHEN") Microsoft's monopoly comes to an
end in the Wintel world, you KNOW Microsoft will jump on the
bandwagon and will find a way to catch-up, dominate then
monopolize the Linux world. Man, I hope I'm wrong!

Why would customer not converted from there existing expensive versions of Unix systems if they could get much cheaper software support, their apps ran the same, they could use anyone's hardware, and they received cheaper hardware at better support prices?

In the Microsoft camp things are not that simple. Microsoft owns the desktop, directory services, messaging, file and print, and applications services that all are tightly woven together. This tight integration with the operating system, desktop, messaging system, directory services, and application services are not possible with Linux especially for large global companies that have thousands of users, desktops, and servers.

The developers which have written thousands of applications and services and invested billions of dollars for the Wintel environment (which allow Microsoft servers to do what no one else can) are not making the investment in Linux because it would be very expensive without the same level of return that they get from Wintel


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Muscle wrote: a better balance is needed in the software worl .. when this sorta thing happens its obvious
Fecal Extrusion wrote: The entire software writing world must come to some kind of balance... Wintel software writers need to weigh the values of being the first to make something available to Linux, versus losing out to those who took the leap early and do NOT have to play CATCH UP. This is a leap of DESTINY, not a leap of faith. The more people willing to make that leap, the sooner the viability of Linux will flourish. I will personally make it a point to NOT buy software for my company from anyone who only makes the leap because there's no choice. (IE: windows no longer exists) Because they made it clear right from the beginning that they are not interested in the business of Linux users. You know what's depressing? IF (or hopefully "WHEN") Microsoft's monopoly comes to an end in the Wintel world, you KNOW Microsoft will jump on the bandwagon and will find a way to catch-up, dominate...
charles wrote: Why would customer not converted from there existing expensive versions of Unix systems if they could get much cheaper software support, their apps ran the same, they could use anyone's hardware, and they received cheaper hardware at better support prices? In the Microsoft camp things are not that simple. Microsoft owns the desktop, directory services, messaging, file and print, and applications services that all are tightly woven together. This tight integration with the operating system, desktop, messaging system, directory services, and application services are not possible with Linux especially for large global companies that have thousands of users, desktops, and servers. The developers which have written thousands of applications and services and invested billions of dollars for the Wintel environment (which allow Microsoft servers to do what no one else can) are not making t...
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