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07.03.20

Microsoft’s Share in Web Servers Rapidly Falls to Just 4.5% (Falling More Than 5% in a Single Month)

Posted in Site News at 6:29 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Microsoft at Netcraft

Summary: Microsoft’s share as measured at Netcraft (de facto authority in this area) is rapidly declining; expect IIS to go the way of the dodo some time in the coming years

THE world is changing all around us. Some will perish and it seems like Free software can thrive.

The lock-downs may be killing Microsoft, which stopped hiring a number of months ago. Three times last month Microsoft announced layoffs, including closure of each and every one of its stores worldwide. We kindly remind readers that, as we’ve noted before, Microsoft does not have 90% of the desktop/laptop market. It’s a lie and it’s gleefully perpetuated by GNU/Linux ‘news’ sites which perhaps unwittingly cite a Microsoft-connected firm (we wrote many articles about that firm more than a decade ago). Regarding servers, judging by this comprehensive and respected Web servers survey, Microsoft went down from 9,053,159 active sites (4.72%) to just 8,551,282 (4.52%) last month. It’s actually down more than 5% in a month, having lost half a million active sites. It won’t be long before they reach zero (or zero point something percent) and IIS development isn’t considered financially sustainable anymore.

“It won’t be long before they reach zero (or zero point something percent) and IIS development isn’t considered financially sustainable anymore.”As psydread put it in our IRC channel an hour ago (full logs to be published tomorrow morning), “this explains why Microsoft seems like a headless chicken going in a 1000 different directions these days, it looks like they are preparing to go out with a (big) bang [...] losing on the server side, losing more and more on the client side, dead on phones and other devices [...] where will it all end for them…?”

At the moment they are trying to hijack the competition, e.g. by bribing the OSI, infiltrating the Linux Foundation, and coming up with that "inner source" scam. Will they succeed? We ought not let them.

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