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Is there any server OS usage index (like tiobe index for programming languages)? I haven't found anything better than google trends

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maybe have a look at http://distrowatch.com/ seems to be along the lines of what your after

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Netcraft tracks web server/OS marketshare.

Some caveats:

  • It's fairly easy to "trick" Netcraft with headers.
  • Netcraft can only scrape pages that are publicly available. This means it misses databases, business logic, and intranet sites.
  • It also means that their stats may be skewed by load balancers.
  • And they're web biased, so they're not tracking MX servers, ssh servers, etc.
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