Sunday, November 27, 2005

Decreasing their credibility themselves?

In need of posting some hot news, some sites like this one end up putting authors like Varun Dubey write some crapy articles without any reference or background about what they speak. Here is the start of the article
The Linux community was left stunned when Windows Server Sold outsold Linux in the server market. Gartner, Inc. recently reported that sales of Windows systems accounted for nearly 37 percent of all server revenue in the last quarter while Linux accounted for 31.7 percent. Windows has a 5+ percent lead over Linux, which should be the cause for celebration at Microsoft.
Now what sense do you make about the author of the article and the site after seeing this actual figures from
http://www.linuxworld.com.au/index.php/id;1754059524;fp;2;fpid;1
Sales of Windows systems accounted for 36.9 percent of all server revenue in the quarter, versus 31.7 percent for Unix and 11.5 percent for Linux,
My first impression is that the author needs some basics taught: Linux is not Unix dude. When was Linux's server sales ever even close to Windows. Linux has only crossed the 10% mark in this quarter. It is Unix that has lost the first rank to Windows servers.

Also below your article it would be great to write what your experience on a topic has been. Like authors of other great magzines do. And allow for some comments from the readers if you think the article can stand them.

2 comments:

  1. Good homework there.

    Of course with a topic like "Linux is Doomed, Thanks to microsoft" It almost seems like a satirical peice rather than a serious attempt at journalism..

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  2. why do you give such crappy site outlinks and help in increasing their page ranks ?

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