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Re: "lost over $5bn"

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____/ nessuno on Wednesday 03 Feb 2010 14:43 : \____

> <Quote>
> Microsoft's hopeless pursuit to become the world's biggest search
> giant took a blow from an unlikely source yesterday.
> The company's senior online audience biz veep Yusuf Mehdi confessed
> that once Microsoft closes its Yahoo! ad deal, the vendor will - by
> default - become "a credible number two," in that market.
> He told Reuters on Tuesday that Microsoft hoped to see a reversal of
> fortune with its web ambitions. Especially seeing as the firm has lost
> over $5bn in the past four years in its efforts to become Google the
> internet kingpin.
> </Quote>
> Google servers run on Linux.  There are reports that there are more
> than 500,000 of them.  I guess they have pretty good reliability,
> contrary to reports from the Linux haters on this newsgroup.

There is at least one source that says 1 million.

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