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On 4/18/12 12:20 PM, Tom Davies wrote:
Before Linux most of those servers would probably have been using Unix.  A fair percentage moved 
>Unix to Bsd too. There are apparently other unix-based OSes out there and a few other odd ones that
>form almost all the remaining percentage.

That could be, that timeframe was long before I was that knowledgeable about computers.

The fed gov department I worked for used MS's server program. This department had mostly small units scattered across the country, and a few overseas. It would be plausible, that when the IT guys in Timbuktu needed onsite help with a local server, the familiar desktop interface simply made it easier to get the job done.

Or, it was part of an overarching negotiating agreement on the purchase price of X number of copies of Windows.

Or, a bit of both!   LOL


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