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How two of the world's largest websites use Linux for high availability

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| Pop quiz: you have a web site and you want it to be popular. It must scale to
| tens, hundreds of thousands, even millions of visitors. It has to be snappy
| and responsive. What server platform will you host it on? Here’s what two of
| the world’s most popular sites – Wikipedia and Digg - went with, and it
| wasn’t Windows.
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http://www.itwire.com/content/view/21586/1141/


Related:

Linux versus Windows: OS impact on uptime and speed

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| Linux was ahead of Windows every week by more than 0.5%. For
| your understanding 0.5% downtime means 50 minutes per week, or
| 216 minutes or 3 hours 36 minutes per month.
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http://blog.mon.itor.us/?p=286


Linux as a Server Operating System in the Enterprise

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| If done well, you could derive significant cost savings for some expensive
| systems. Large e-commerce Web sites have been popular success stories. Using
| Linux for the appropriate application in a well-planned implementation will
| drive you to success.
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http://opensource.sys-con.com/read/460532_p.htm
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