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Richard Plinston Silver badge

Re: People will do what they did before

> Microsoft have about 75% market share for servers.

This is the usual TheVogon misrepresentation.

> KVMs market share is about 1%.

That is true when 'market share' is measured in sales dollars. But then KVM is free and included with several Linux distributions. The numbers in use are almost impossible to know.

> Microsoft have about 75% market share for servers.

Again that measures 'share' by sales dollars including both the hardware and software. Linux servers are often purchased as raw hardware (which don't show in the 'market share for servers') and then have Linux installed (which may or may not show as server sales depending on whether it is entirely free or has some small cost).

As an example the vast server farms used by Google, Amazon, and many others, are not in that 'market share'.

The actual share by numbers is the reverse of this, Windows servers are about 25% by number.

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