Netcraft has written a short but interesting article that shows that a suprisingly large number of sites are still running on NT4, Satan’s own operating system (“all of the problems of Windows, without all the perks”). Microsoft named it a dead horse last summer. There are a number of interesting facts inside about server software adoption.
At present Microsoft is the only member of the Fortune 100 hosting its main public site on Windows 2003 Server, while Tesco Stores is the lone FTSE 100 company on Win2003. Recent data from our SSL Survey suggests that many e-commerce operations previously on WinNT4 are now shifting to to Windows 2003 Server.
We thankfully finished moving our web servers at work from NT4 to Win2K last year, and the reset buttons are no longer as shiny from all the fingers pressing them.