Apple is now based on UNIX(linux)
Wrong, Linux is a UNIX style kernel, it is distincly different from UNIX as it was made by that Linus chap, and the patent is not held by SCO.
Microsoft enlisted the aid of Akamai. Akamai runs linux servers.
As it says on that page, Microsoft enlisted the help of Akamai, Akamai are a hosting company, whilst we know that Microsoft does host it's own sites, why shouldn't it be able to enlist the help of a hosting company? thousands of other sites do. -and no company, no matter how big they are get to dictate what the companies they employ the services of use.
As for the Linux brand routers, I don't believe that, and you'll find, again reading the article more fully than just the headline, the person who made this claim was in fat just rather amaturish, in as far as a properly protected machine will not release a server signature, and therefore Nmap (a GNU/Linux tool) assumes it *must* be a linux server. - This is a short sight of the software, anyone that assumes anything is bound to be wrong at least once, and it is an inability of the obviously pro-linux reporter to interperate the results of a scan without bias taking all oppertunities into account.
Going back to another point you made, Microsoft sales taking numbers from the amount of machines connected to the net and microsoft box sales? -also doesn't account for microsoft machines connected to the net and piracy of microsoft products.
Chances are that if you are not buying a boxed edition of Linux then you are connected to the net in some way in order to download the ISO's.
The problem is that when weighing up all the possible options including the illegal distribution of software and free software there is no real way to tell what percentage of the word uses what. -Suffice to say that practically all open access computers use windows, -just pop along to your local library, school uni, or open a survey for anyone. -you'll find that a lot of people who are more computer fluent use Linux, whilst those who use computers as simply a way of life to surf the net / check emails use windows, simply because it is user friendly.
plus doesn't tak into account those computers running on private networks protected by firewalls that mean the computers can't be queried/scanned.
You'll find that Cisco have their own software which is neither linux nor windows based.
You'll also be pleased/surprised to know that Linux is just a kernel. it doesn't have any applications, short of the GNU ones suplied with it. (of which there are windows ports because they are written well) -in fact the GNU applications were written before the time of linux.
Networking in Linux (sorry that should say under or ontop of Linux) is done via Berkley sockets. -which were around long long long before Linux was even dreamed of.
Linux is nothing new, the only reason it does so well is because people can play with it.
if/when properly configured windows can be just as secure and twice (if not three) times as easy to use!.
(interestingly enough I'm a network admin, I use windows an linux as desktop and server OS's. -I have a mac at home, I went to uni where I studied a module in network programming which is how/why I know about socket programming in both Brekley style and Microsoft MFC style sockets. and I know that Cisco make their own software because of the reports of Cisco source leaks that came in the news as well as the fact that as a part of my electronics course I studied embedded programming -That is to say I know how easy it is to make a truely embedded device/OS -on a single chip).
Unfortunatly most embedded programming appears to be moving away from C towards Java where it is able to run on both windows and Linux based systems as well as devices programmed sans-OS running on technology developed by Sun.
Sorry I hate to be the one to point it out, but your argument was fatally flawed when you provided your arguments all from just one true source (a linux magazine) (I dont count your own blog as a true source, frankly I have my own Blog and can write whatever I like there, Also the fact that a server where someone buys hosting runs on linux is neither here nor there. (since MS hosting is almost always more expensive due to Licensing schemes).