December Netcraft Survey

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Shane, Dec 5, 2005.

  1. Shane

    Shane Guest

    Heh.. apart from the normal webserver survey this month theres a 'which
    flavour of linux has the biggest market share for webservers'

    Debian is currently the fastest growing Linux distribution for web
    servers, with more than 1.2 million active sites in December. Debian 3.1
    was declared stable in July and it appears that both the anticipation of
    this release becoming stable, and the release itself, have generated new
    interest in Debian, after some years where it had lagged behind its more
    active rivals. This growth is particularly noticeable at some of the
    larger central European hosting locations, including Komplex, Lycos
    Europe, Proxad and Deutsche Telecom.

    Red Hat is sitting at 34% Debian 25% Fedora 16% Suse 11% Cobalt 8% (ps Ive
    never even heard of Cobalt before!)
    Gentoo, Mandriva, and Centos round off the survey with 1-3% each

    http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2005/12/05/strong_growth_for_debian.html


    oh and...
    Top Developers
    Developer November 2005 Percent December 2005 Percent Change
    Apache 52928740 70.98 52025380 69.97 -1.01
    Microsoft 15096547 20.24 15557786 20.92 0.68
    Sun 1879576 2.52 1881861 2.53 0.01
    Zeus 579776 0.78 577384 0.78 0.00
    Shane, Dec 5, 2005
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  2. Shane

    thing2 Guest

    Shane wrote:
    > Heh.. apart from the normal webserver survey this month theres a 'which
    > flavour of linux has the biggest market share for webservers'
    >
    > Debian is currently the fastest growing Linux distribution for web
    > servers, with more than 1.2 million active sites in December. Debian 3.1
    > was declared stable in July and it appears that both the anticipation of
    > this release becoming stable, and the release itself, have generated new
    > interest in Debian, after some years where it had lagged behind its more
    > active rivals. This growth is particularly noticeable at some of the
    > larger central European hosting locations, including Komplex, Lycos
    > Europe, Proxad and Deutsche Telecom.
    >
    > Red Hat is sitting at 34% Debian 25% Fedora 16% Suse 11% Cobalt 8% (ps Ive
    > never even heard of Cobalt before!)
    > Gentoo, Mandriva, and Centos round off the survey with 1-3% each
    >
    > http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2005/12/05/strong_growth_for_debian.html
    >
    >
    > oh and...
    > Top Developers
    > Developer November 2005 Percent December 2005 Percent Change
    > Apache 52928740 70.98 52025380 69.97 -1.01
    > Microsoft 15096547 20.24 15557786 20.92 0.68
    > Sun 1879576 2.52 1881861 2.53 0.01
    > Zeus 579776 0.78 577384 0.78 0.00


    Not suprising really....

    "Unsupported" redhat is now so old its a nightmare to look
    after...."Supported" RH now costs an arm and a leg, especially over
    multiple servers. The market for web sites is cut throat so a truly free
    yet supported and highly stable OS is attractive to hosters where $1000+
    per server is a significant cost.....

    So Debian would be a logical choice for experienced and knowledgeable IT
    sys admins/companies....

    Cobalt sold Linux servers especially web setup ones, then got bought by
    Sun I believe....

    regards

    Thing
    thing2, Dec 5, 2005
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  3. Shane

    steve Guest

    Shane wrote:

    > Red Hat is sitting at 34% Debian 25% Fedora 16% Suse 11% Cobalt 8% (ps Ive
    > never even heard of Cobalt before!)


    Cobalt is a Linux-based server appliance box....IIRC.

    They sold the "Cobalt Qube"...and they were doing very well in the 90's.

    Too well for Sun Microsystems....who bought them in 2000 for US$2.2Bn and
    then essentially shut them down, end-of-life"-ing their product range.

    So much for competition bringing innovation.
    steve, Dec 6, 2005
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