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server 2000/2003 12 63.16%
server 2008 4 21.05%
unix based system 4 21.05%
linux based system 5 26.32%
other (please specify) 4 21.05%
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Old January 5, 2010, 10:28 AM
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this is for people that are system administrator at any company. if you have a server at home, please do not add that to the count. I am trying to get a generalization of what is used in the IT industry right now.
I am still fairly new to IT so I don't know nearly as much about linux/unix and other systems that can be used.
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Old January 5, 2010, 10:44 AM
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My customers still use a lot of Windows 2000 servers, they already pay for the OS, so when I need to replace the server I re-use their 2000 , start to be hard to fine driver for them, but they don't need sound and video one so... all true I deal with small business on budget. I have few City hall as customer, they have more budget, so it's 2008 R2 with their accounting application running on the server, ( the company that make the software give no choice) so dual xeon with a lot of ram , I put the DC on an other server and the an other files server use by the Urbanism serve also as second DC
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Old January 5, 2010, 11:22 AM
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the only place that i build for that use's linux is an autoparts place and then don't want to change anything. which makes it a pain in the but ( I don't know linux so i have to take there word that everything is ok after i do the first setup manager/owner does the rest himself. ahhh i hate working for this guy) every where else is just garage's running xp so they can use the alldata dvd setup. so nothing special
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Old January 5, 2010, 11:24 AM
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ok, I was wondering about server OSes that people use so XP does not really count in that case.
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Old January 5, 2010, 11:31 AM
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Where I am we use a mix of Server 2000/2003 and VMWare ESXi / linux depending on the job. Mostly due to budget constraints. I'm sure if we had a money tree it would be Server 2008 R2.

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Old January 5, 2010, 12:19 PM
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Linux all the way. CentOS(RHEL5) for servers and workstations then Ubuntu on my personal laptop.
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Old January 5, 2010, 01:08 PM
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Server 2003. They're part of a global company that uses some VMWare ESXi with Server 2003 VMs, but it's only straight up Server 2003 where I'm at.

The whole company uses XP for workstations though.
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Old January 5, 2010, 02:23 PM
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Vmware ESX on 2 servers hosting 8 server2003 virtual machines with vmotion failover.
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Old January 5, 2010, 02:30 PM
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im still 16 and in school but i also work for my high school.. they use windows server 2000-2003 :-P it works so why upgrade :-)
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Old January 5, 2010, 03:13 PM
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Well I just started at Canadian Tire for my co-op work term. I believe they're running Server 2003, but they are pushing to Windows 7 next year, so I imagine Server 2008 will go with that.

You're poll is a bit flawed though. Server 2008 (Vista-based) and Server 2008 R2 (7-based) are vastly different. Server 2003 and Server 2003 R2 also have some fairly significant changes, but not as huge.
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