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Re: Largest Web Sites Opt for Linux

__/ [Ray Ingles] on Monday 09 January 2006 15:59 \__

> On 2006-01-08, Malware Magnet <malware.vbs@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On 2006-01-08, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> I have just had a quick glimpse at Netcraft's "Most Visited Web Sites".
>>> Among the top 10, 8 run Linux or FreeBSD. The exceptions are
>>> microsoft.com and ebay.com.
>  Though, if you collapse some duplicates (e.g., all the *.google.*
> sites, and all the the *.ebay.com sites) you find this list:
>  Google
>  Yahoo
>  Microsoft.com
>  Netcraft
>  BBC
>  Ebay
>  Amazon
>  MSN
>  Foxnews
>  Passport
>  Of those, Microsoft, MSN, and Passport are obviously IIS sites. Ebay is
> listed as IIS, but:

Yes, I was aware of that repeatability when posting. I once contacted
Netscraft with regards to treating www.example.org and example.org
separately. Subsites are another related matter. They abode by their initial
decision, telling me that the sites definitely differ. Alexa treat things

>> And let's not forget that ebay's V3 architecture (their entire system)
>> uses J2EE on IBM Websphere and Sun Solaris servers.
>> http://www.sun.com/service/about/success/recent/Sun_eBay6-2_forWeb.pdf
>> Ebay is a very OSS site:
>> http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,1830247,00.asp
> The rest are Apache or Zeus on Linux or FreeBSD. So it's not *quite* as
> big a lock as the raw list appears, but it still doesn't look that
> impressive for Microsoft. They *can't* run their sites on competitors
> software (in a political/marketing sense), and they worked hard to move
> Hotmail off FreeBSD.

Given that they have some BSD in their source code, you can never truly say
that they cleansed themselves entirely. They give BSD a bad name...

__/ [Malware Magnet] on Sunday 08 January 2006 08:24 \__

> Also, on a humorous note, MS Hotmail ran on FreeBSD servers as recently as
> 2000/2001.
> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2001/12/12/microsoft_hotmail_still_runs/

I don't think that Hotmail has become any more popular in recent years. Yahoo
Mail and Google Mail are the services which IT experts have their eyes on.
Hotmail is bloated and is frequently used due to integration with Outlook
(Express), namely account in instantiation and default IE homepage.


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