Linuxplanet: Linux at the BBC

[ Thanks to James
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

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.