[Media] 8.04 Servers - Wikipedia

Knapp magick.crow at gmail.com
Mon Oct 13 04:47:39 UTC 2008

On Mon, Oct 13, 2008 at 5:03 AM, NoOp <glgxg at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> Every now and again questions/debates arise on this list regarding the
> viability of Ubuntu servers in production environments. I ran across
> these articles this evening & thought it might be of interest[1]:
> http://blogs.computerworld.com/ubuntu_scores_major_wikipedia_win
> <quote>
> While I find Wikipedia about as trustworthy as any random stranger at a
> pub, I can't deny that Wikipedia is incredibly popular. According to the
> Web traffic monitoring site Alexa on an average day 8.5% of the world's
> Internet users will visit the site. That's a lot of hits. Now, to manage
> this incredible load of approximately two-million unique visitors a day,
> Wikipedia is moving from a hodge-podge of RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise
> Linux) and Fedora servers to Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Long Term Service).
>  .
>  .
>  .
> </quote>
> <http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9116787&>
> [Wikipedia simplifies IT infrastructure by moving to one Linux vendor
> It's moving 400 servers to Ubuntu Linux from a mix of Red Hat and Fedora]
> [1] Certainly it's a 'Sounder' article - but given that many 'users' on
> this list run Ubuntu servers (personal & commercial), and others are
> considering installing Ubunutu servers, I think/hope the info is
> applicable here as well.
> --
> Today Wikipedia... tomorrow Google?

>From what I have heard about Google's system, there is no way they
will change from their hand written systems.

Douglas E Knapp


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