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Internet Week: Let Linux, Cheap PCs In The Door [Google.com]

Jun 13, 2000, 14:02 (5 Talkback[s])

"Serious e-businesses can trust their sites only to RISC-based Unix servers. That statement has bordered on dogma for IT professionals building out Web infrastructures."

"Then along comes search engine Google.com and explodes the myth by basing its entire network-now at 4,000 servers and counting-on no-name PCs running Linux. Google is no small-potatoes operation; it's one of the most computationally intensive sites you'll find."

"Google's rationale: Whatever it loses in functionality or robustness it can make up in cost savings, programming flexibility, economy of space and ease of maintenance."

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