The number of Web sites powered by Microsoft's Windows Servers 2003 has more than doubled since July, according to Internet monitoring firm Netcraft.
Much of this increase, 49 percent, is due to companies upgrading from earlier versions of Windows, said Netcraft, and 42 percent is attributable to new sites. But Server 2003, very much the new kid on the block -- it was released in April -- is also taking share from other OS's server products.
"I think the Linux community would be shocked that any site would switch from Linux to Windows Server 2003," said Netcraft director Mike Prettejohn. "But they are."