[development] What's a critical issue

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Fri Oct 19 19:45:07 UTC 2007

I just can't keep myself from responding to this.

First, Microsoft "bought" this statistics, by going to large domain name
registrars and offering them incentives to park their domains on IIS to
pump up the traffic. One of those is GoDaddy, and with the number of
domains they park, you see the spike in there.

Google is your friend for details.

Second, Netcraft's data conflicts with other statistics by other companies.

For example, see this:

On 10/19/07, Tomas J. Fulopp <tomi at vacilando.org> wrote:
>  Whatever feelings we may have about Windows, the platform needs to stay
> supported if we want Drupal to thrive in the future.
> As http://news.netcraft.com/archives/web_server_survey.html shows, Apache
> declines dramatically in terms of server market share, and Microsoft gets
> stronger and stronger.
> As a consequence, I think it is safe to assume that also the number of
> Drupal installations on Windows will be increasing...
> Tomáš / Vacilando
> Greg Knaddison - GVS wrote:
> On 10/19/07, Ivan Sergio Borgonovo <mail at webthatworks.it> <mail at webthatworks.it> wrote:
>  On Fri, 19 Oct 2007 11:24:35 +0200
> "Karoly Negyesi" <karoly at negyesi.net> <karoly at negyesi.net> wrote:
>  I think that nothing concerning postgresql or Windows can be a
> critical.
>  If you say this in no more than a year you'll have a mono DB CMS.
>  And?
> This is a Do-ocracy.  We have the system that people make and
> maintain.  If people don't consistently step up to maintain postgresql
> or maintain Drupal on Windows then yes, support for those platforms
> will slowly degrade and should be dropped.
> Greg

Khalid M. Baheyeldin
Drupal optimization, development, customization and consulting.
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