[News] "It is easy to see 21 of the top 36 hosters run GNU/Linux and only 6 run that other OS."

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GNU/Linux on Servers

,----[ Quote ]
| I notice that in Netcraft’s latest report, 
| sorted by OS, it is easy to see 21 of the 
| top 36 hosters run GNU/Linux and only 6 
| run that other OS. That says a lot about 
| the cost and reliability of the OS.


Adventure with New Technology

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| As a server the thing is limited to two 
| drives easily and with a bit of work, 
| perhaps four, two SATA and two PATA. As a 
| desktop, the thing puts out a lot of heat. 
| What were they thinking? As a server 
| 64bitness wins big on throughput. As a 
| terminal server 64bit could make better 
| use of 4 gB RAM.
| I think 64bitness wins the discussion. XP 
| should go. I don’t need one more XP 
| machine to manage. For now, 512 MB means 
| terminal service is out. Probably a GUI is 
| out. I will make a file/backup/clonezilla 
| server out of it. This CPU is overkill for 
| that but the students and I could use it 
| for building kernels or other applications 
| just to say we did it. It could compile 
| and serve fairly well. RAM is on the 
| wishlist.



Ballmer Still Searching for an Answer to Google

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| "Forty percent of servers run Windows, 60 percent run Linux," he said. "How
| are we doing? Forty is less than 60, so I don't like it. ... We have some
| work to do."

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