Is Linux really losing market share to Windows? No, IDC is at it again..

Read a story Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols about the most recent IDC study that some have misinterpreted to suggest that people are migrating from Linux to Windows. What IDC is measuring is server hardware bundled with operating systems which may be where the majority of Windows servers come from, but isn't that significant a factor for Linux. This is the same flawed methodology that IDC uses to massively under-estimate the usage of FLOSS in their so-called "Piracy Study" they jointly do with BSA. Any under-estimation of the usage of FLOSS shows up as an inflation of the amount of software copyright infringement that is actually happening.