Linux No Longer in Use at Microsoft
Microsoft.com is back to running on Windows 2003 Server and IIS 6.0 again
By: Linux News Desk
Dec. 11, 2003 12:00 AM
"After spending a few months relying on Linux for protection," Vance wrote, "Microsoft appears to have made its way back to homegrown code."
Vance goes on to describe how the Redmond software giant had earlier this year "enlisted hosting provider Akamai's Linux server army to fend off a disheartening number of DDoS attacks, worms and the like." He then adds, that, according to the Netcraft, however, the Webserver search engine that tell you what a site is running, Microsoft "returned to itself" - as The Register puts it - on Nov. 26.
"How interesting is all of this?" asks Vance rhetorically, before answering himself thus:
"In the end," Vance notes, "Microsoft could not let the association go on forever. As an IT leader, it's important to at least give the appearance your products are good enough for the masses. So, it's back to Windows 2003 Server and IIS 6.0 again."
Here at LinuxWorld we will let you know if the situation changes again. Certainly, as of this moment anyhow, there is no sign of Microsoft anywhere in Akamai's published list of customers.
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