www.georgewbush.com switches to self-hosted FreeBSD server, www.sun.com upgrades to Solaris 9, not 10
11th December, 2004
While response times have been improved since moving to FreeBSD, www.georgewbush.com is simply redirecting visitors to the Republican National Committee web site at www.gop.com; however, making an HTTP 1.0 request to www.georgewbush.com causes it to serve the "Test Page for Apache Installation" instead of instructing the browser to redirect to www.gop.com.
www.georgewbush.com continues to block access based on geographical location. A dynamically updating chart of site performance for www.georgewbush.com is available here
Another notable change was observed on Sun Microsystems’ web site at www.sun.com, which was upgraded from Solaris 8 to Solaris 9 on Nov 30. Sun's tardy approach to running the latest version of Solaris on www.sun.com - Solaris 10 was recently released - is in sharp contrast to Microsoft, who ran www.microsoft.com on Windows 2003 for months ahead of its launch.
Posted by Paul Mutton in Dogfood
LinuxWorld Expo Site Powered by Windows Server 2003
4th August, 2004
Linux enthusiasts are not alone in finding their "World" running on Microsoft software, as the Mac World Expo is also hosted on Windows Server 2003.
Posted by Rich Miller in Dogfood
www.sco.com is a weapon of mass destruction
30th January, 2004
In fact, the author of the MyDoom virus has delegated control of the most enormous volume of http traffic that the Internet has yet seen to firstname.lastname@example.org. On a whim, SCO can direct that Tsunami at an object of their choosing, simply by changing an A record in named.conf in time for the change to propagate by Sunday.
In this context, SCO Executives may have latitude to consider alternative defenses which do not involve having to parlay with low-down-no-good-Linux-loving-CDN-providers.
American Express adopts Linux
27th October, 2003
IBM has a significant presence with both organisations, and it has probably had a role in encouraging both organisations transititions to Linux.
Linux encroaching further into sun.com
26th October, 2003
The netblock listings indicate that all of these sites are outsourced by Sun, and it may be the case that the more the company outsources, the harder it is to avoid their sites running on Linux rather than Solaris.