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Microsoft.com is back to running on Windows 2003 Server and IIS 6.0 again

Ashlee Vance, the trusty Chicago-based stringer for The Register, shared with the world yesterday the news that, as he expressed it, "Microsoft [is] running on Microsoft again."

"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: 

 "Well, not terribly. There is comic value in Microsoft swallowing some pride to keep microsoft.com up with the help of Linux caching servers."

"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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Well Microsoft must have gave up on their own software becasue they are listed as a customer of Akamai. Just look at the second column about 1/2 way down. MicroCrap $oftware isn't as secure as they think, obviously.

When we discuss about Linux we allways talk about it , like the one and only expresion of FOSS, when theres another OS so powerfula nd reliable than GNU/Linux. Think about it for a moment...What would happen if GNU/Hurd takes the place of Linux just now...

Windows no longer in use at RedHat... ;-D

Nice Lie. Totally false.

Linux sux.


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DrNMR wrote: Well Microsoft must have gave up on their own software becasue they are listed as a customer of Akamai. Just look at the second column about 1/2 way down. MicroCrap $oftware isn't as secure as they think, obviously.
Pablo Barrera wrote: When we discuss about Linux we allways talk about it , like the one and only expresion of FOSS, when theres another OS so powerfula nd reliable than GNU/Linux. Think about it for a moment...What would happen if GNU/Hurd takes the place of Linux just now...
Senior Dev. wrote: Windows no longer in use at RedHat... ;-D
Shawn Nesser wrote: Nice Lie. Totally false. Linux sux.
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