SCO site down for well over 2 days

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.

failed requests at www.sco.com

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. Continue reading

YOUR URGENT ASSISTANCE REQUIRED

DEAR SIR/MADAM: 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. Continue reading

Linux distribution share likely to change

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
Hosting Company IP Addresses Active Sites Hostnames
rackshack.net 11,987 131,326 205,239
Rackspace 6,931 57,852 141,506
Interland 20,587 57,130 119,890

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Debian Linux distribution 10 years old today

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.

Geographical Distribution of sites running on Debian Linux

Leading sites running Debian include TheRegister and T-Mobile.

Most reliable and fastest hosting company sites during July

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

Top Performing Hosting Company Sites

A summary showing the ten providers whose sites experienced the fewest failed requests and the fasest connection times during July is shown above.

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