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[News] [Rival] Downtime Can't Get Any Worse Than Microsoft

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Downtime Can't Get Any Worse Than Microsoft
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2007 09:56:35 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
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Windows Live Spaces racks up most downtime

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| Microsoft was found floundering at the bottom of the list in a study of which 
| social networking websites experienced the most downtime in the space of a 
| month.  
| Internet monitoring firm Pingdom tested the availability of the 12 largest 
| social networking sites on the internet including Facebook, MySpace, Yahoo! 
| 360, LiveJournal, Bebo and Windows Live Spaces (formerly MSN Spaces) from 19 
| October to 19 November.   


Wait until Microsoft bribes some 'analyst' to play the science of statistics
and produce some lies.

Microsoft's own internal memos (see below) reveal that Microsoft does this as a
matter of strategy:



Microsoft adCenter Faces Four Days of Outage?

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| I’m not an active user of Microsoft’s adCenter, so I need your help with 
| validating reports that the service has been offline for many users for the 
| last four days.  


Patch Tuesday update triggered Skype outage

,----[ Quote ]
| Skype has blamed last week's prolonged outage on the effects of Microsoft's 
| Patch Tuesday. 


Linux versus Windows: OS impact on uptime and speed

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| Linux was ahead of Windows every week by more than 0.5%. For
| your understanding 0.5% downtime means 50 minutes per week, or
| 216 minutes or 3 hours 36 minutes per month. 


Shining a LAMP on Web 2.0

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| Uptime monitoring firm Pingdom has done a small survey of some of the
| most popular Web 2.0 sites on the Internet to see what is running under
| the hood that keeps the web sites going.
| The results are a fairly conclusive vote of confidence in the LAMP
| stack: six out of the seven businesses queried are running Linux and
| MySQL, five are using Apache, and five are using PHP.


Microsoft.com Goes Down

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| Microsoft.com was showing a plain "MSCOM RENDERING PLACEHOLDER" for
| a couple of minutes just a few minutes ago. With the Symantec hack
| attack going on, is this an orchestrated attack?


British businesses lose £1bn to email downtime

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| An average small to medium-sized company in the UK suffers four
| e-failures (where email per incident is down for more than half a
| working day) per year.


NHS Direct all better

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| NHS Direct is back online this afternoon after going on the sick
| with a server error earlier today.
| According to Netcraft, the Windows 2000 server at the bargain
| basement hypochondriac magnet modern, accessible public healthcare
| resource was rebooted today. See here.
| Whatever malady did for the box, it was "unexpected", as the message
| on the site explained for most of today.
| NHS Direct was unavailable for comment at time of writing.



Linux provides solid uptime for automated hunting and fishing licenses

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| Even with the challenges, Edwards is completely happy with Linux. "There's no 
| question. It's absolutely critical for us to make money. If we're down, 
| there's penalties we get assessed by the state governments. We absolutely 
| have to be up all the time. For the most part, we make that. We haven't had 
| any issues with open source."    


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