On Fri, 3 Apr 1998 00:12:00 -0500 (EST), "Jason K.
Schechner" <email@example.com> wrote:
>On Wed, 1 Apr 1998, Wayne McGuire wrote:
>> Regarding the competition between Unix and Windows NT: all the latest
>> stats I have seen suggest that Windows is beginning to make serious
>> inroads in the traditional Unix market. Bill Gates has managed to make
>> $50 billion by exploiting the tendency of his competitors to
>> underestimate Microsoft.
> Wayne, your stats are about a year or two old. Up until then many
>companies and particularly the government were converting to Windows NT in
>large numbers. However, in the last 18 months or so they've gone back to
>Unix in droves.
My stats are very recent: they appeared on ZDNet
News last month:
" ... International Data Corp., of Framingham,
Mass., reported recently that sales of systems
equipped with NT increased more than 80 percent in
1997, while Unix-based workstation sales slipped 7
percent. More than 1.3 million NT-based
workstations shipped versus 660,000 Unix-based
boxes, according to IDC."