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[News] Billie "Pearly" Gates is Hiding Behind GNU/Linux to Feel Safe

  • Subject: [News] Billie "Pearly" Gates is Hiding Behind GNU/Linux to Feel Safe
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 04 Feb 2010 10:53:55 +0000
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Is Bill Gatesâ New Website Really Running On Linux?

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| How do I know this? Because the same thing 
| happened in 2003 when it was humorously, 
| but erroneously reported that Microsoft was 
| using Linux servers to run microsoft.com. 
| In fact, the same thing was going on: 
| Microsoft was routing its traffic through 
| Akamai, which again, runs Linux boxes. 
| Microsoft has since apparently changed to 
| its own servers since then so that they now 
| correctly return Windows Server 2003 as 
| their OS. That is likely what The Gates 
| Report is running on as well given the 
| Microsoft-IIS/7.0 web servers.


Bill Gates' web site runs on Linux? Nope, Akamai...

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| This article makes fun of the fact that 
| some people have queried Bill Gates' 
| personal website and noticed that it looked 
| like it was running on a Linux server.  
| Others noted that it was a Windows server.  
| The truth lies with Akamai, a very popular 
| web-acceleration service.



Internet radio exec: donât mention Linux!

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| Speaking at the launch of the touchscreen Pure Sensia
| digital radio, director of marketing Colin Crawford was
| pressed for specifics of the new deviceâs software. But
| after his CEO reminded him that the new radio was based on
| a Linux OS, Crawford remarked: âI donât like the using the
| word âLinuxâ on a radio.â
| Why did the Scot in the sharp suit go queasy at the very
| mention of Linux? His reluctance may be borne out of
| perceived consumer antipathy towards versions of the open-
| source operating system. PC retailers have largely
| retreated from Linux-based netbooks following reports of
| consumer confusion and a marketing onslaught from
| Microsoft, which has persuaded manufacturers such as
| netbook pioneer Asus to drop Linux in favour of Windows XP.



Microsoft's risky, misleading ad campaign

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| Campbell's so slick, I wouldn't be surprised to see him out hitting the
| campaign trail for Microsoft's OOXML efforts.
| Regardless, there are still uneducated people that think of open source and
| Linux as one open-source project as "science projects" and "risky."
| Apparently they think it's less risky to give away control of their IT to a
| vendor based on a few flashy demos from a sales engineer. They will learn in
| time.
| For now, repeat after me: The real risk is in proprietary software. Period.

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