Apache gains market share

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| Anyway, in the November statistic Apache grew by 3% (1.29% active sites)
| while IIS lost 1.29% (1.05%). There is no explanation given by Netcraft and
| there has been no big news about any change of some big host or something
| similar (these percent points equal millions of sites!). So this might be
| just a statistical disturbance - or indeed a change of direction. Time will
| tell.


Firefox has ‘at least’ 126m users

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| John Lilly, Mozilla’s Chief Operating Officer, has estimated that Firefox,
| the company’s popular open source web browser, is used by at least 126
| million people aound the world.


How many of them are not zombied and don't spoof headers to enter
Windows-centric Web sites, e.g. banking sites?


Open Source Fights Back

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| Question: The OpenSourceParking.com announcement cites a Netcraft
| report, which found that GoDaddy.com's migration from Linux to Windows
| caused Apache to lose server share. Was this event the sole impetus
| for OpenSourceParking.com?
| Perens: Not the first. It's part of a continuing behavior pattern by
| Microsoft that I think it's fair to call "dirty fighting." GoDaddy was
| using Apache (I assume on Linux) because it was a great technical
| solution. They didn't switch to IIS on Windows Server 2003 for any
| technical reason. The switch was accompanied by a press release by
| GoDaddy, containing Microsoft promotional language. Now, I've changed
| many servers from one thing to another, but I've never made a press
| release about it. GoDaddy wouldn't be doing that unless Microsoft had
| offered them something valuable in return. There has been talk in the
| domain business that Microsoft has been offering the large domain
| registries a wad of cash to switch their parked sites. There is no
| other reason to do this than to influence the Netcraft figures.