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Linuxplanet: Linux at the BBC

Oct 29, 1999, 19:57 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Yates Damion)

[ Thanks to James Andrews for this link. ]

"My team is responsible for the support of the Unix systems the BBC use for serving web pages, realmedia and now also this new digital text service. We all use Linux at home to some degree to support this when on call at night. I personally have FreeBSD, Solaris-x86 and Linux, but rarely leave Linux."

"The BBC's General IT teams use Linux all over the internal network and a number of content producers are starting to use Linux rather than Windows/Mac, but mainly those producing interactive elements for the Website, such as the development of perl CGI scripts."

"In this article I'll look at some of the practical applications the BBC uses Linux for and why we use Linux rather than alternatives."

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