Nick Marsh points out that the www.sco.com
site has been down for a long time - now over two days so far according to our performance measurements
At the moment, it is not known whether the SCO site has been successfully attacked, intentionally taken down, has lost connectivity or has simply broken.
I AM MR DARL MCBRIDE CURRENTLY SERVING AS THE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF THE SCO GROUP, FORMERLY KNOWN AS CALDERA SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL, IN LINDON, UTAH, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. I KNOW THIS LETTER MIGHT SURPRISE YOU BECAUSE WE HAVE HAD NO PREVIOUS COMMUNICATIONS OR BUSINESS DEALINGS BEFORE NOW.
MY ASSOCIATES HAVE RECENTLY MADE CLAIM TO COMPUTER SOFTWARES WORTH AN ESTIMATED $1 BILLION U.S. DOLLARS. I AM WRITING TO YOU IN CONFIDENCE BECAUSE WE URGENTLY REQUIRE YOUR ASSISTANCE TO OBTAIN THESE FUNDS.
One company that has a firm grip on its customers' attention
is Red Hat, which has made significant changes to the licencing, pricing and support of its Linux distribution. Red Hat is presently the most widely deployed Linux distribution on the websites we find on the internet. However, it is clearly prepared to lose significant market share in an effort to increase revenue.
|Companies with the largest current exposure to Red Hat, August 2003
On Friday Microsoft changed its DNS so that requests for www.microsoft.com no longer resolve to machines on Microsoft’s own network, but instead are handled by
the Akamai caching system, which runs Linux.
Following on from the FreeBSD project which celebrated its 10th anniversary a few months ago, the Debian Linux distribution reached the age of 10 today. Debian has been an amateur effort throughout its lifetime, and its success is a testament to how little difference money sometimes makes.
Despite the abscence of funding, Debian is the second most popular Linux distribution we find on internet web sites, surpassed only by Red Hat, and leaving the likes of SuSE and Mandrake in its wake. Arguably, Debian is the most cosmopolitan of any of the Linux distributions, having a significant following in the former Iron Curtain countries, and well represented in almost every country.
Leading sites running Debian include TheRegister and T-Mobile.
Netcraft measure and makes available the response times of fifty two leading hosting providers' sites The performance measurements are made at fifteen minute intervals from four separate points around the internet, and averages are calculated over the immediately preceding 24 hour period.
Ranking by Failed Requests and Connection time, June 30th - July 31st
A summary showing the ten providers whose sites experienced the fewest failed requests and the fasest connection times during July is shown above.