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Re: GOOGLE Confirms Using Ubuntu Linux, Won't Say Why

__/ [Mark Kent] on Tuesday 07 February 2006 07:13 \__

> begin  oe_protect.scr
> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>> __/ [Au79] on Sunday 05 February 2006 06:20 \__
>>> InformationWeek - Manhasset,NY,USA
>>> Reports are circulating about Google's readying a desktop competitor to
>>> Microsoft, but a Google spokeswoman says the Linux use is for "internal"
>>> use only.
>> This might explain why Google are posting vacancies in the Debian mailing
>> lists. I guess they opt for Free as in Beer Linux. Like Nokia, they might
>> have a legal motive in mind.
> If you were a company whose biggest single competitor be Microsoft,
> would you want to be using their products internally?  I'd be very
> nervous about that, myself.

The point made was different. They use *Ubuntu*, which is a derivative of
Debian. I was referring to the choice of the distribution, not the O/S,
which has been a cat-of-the-bag for quite some time.


"While showing a slide show of Google's hardware evolution, which began
humbly with an odds-and-ends collection of "spare computers that were lying
around Stanford" (hobbled together, literally, with pieces of Lego and duct
tape) and ended with a present-day photo of Google's current server room
(darkened to the point of being indistinguishable, for competitive reasons),
DiBona said Google has used Linux all the way."


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