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Microsoft “MSFT” web server software makes significant gain in popularity

This ought to please the ad wizards in Redmond based Microsoft Corp. In two separate surveys recently, the results showed that Microsoft’s Internet Information Server (IIS) product was growing faster than the one of the world’s most popular web server software systems — the open source Apache Server that runs on the free Linux operating system. Maybe we’ll see Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer do another monkey dancesoon.

If this a celebration moment for Microsoftites? Possibly. NetCraft found that Microsoft’s IIS was steadily gaining in popularity as a web serving platform across the globe, and Port80 found that IIS was beating the free Apache web serving platform among enterprise systems in corporate America. Microsoft’s web serving systems have been around for quite some time, but have never been as popular as some of the competition (and Apache doesn’t even cost anything).

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