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Netscape Open Directory Project uses Linux

Jan 29, 1999, 15:06 (0 Talkback[s])

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Rich Skrenta writes:

Just to add a "me too" to the ranks of Linux supporters out there -- The Netscape Open Directory Project (formerly "NewHoo", prior to being acquired by Netscape) runs on Red Hat Linux.

Our servers are not the average Fry's clone -- we use 2 CPU P450's custom built from Telenet Systems in San Jose. These systems have six fans, two hot-swappable power supplies, and come in a rackmount enclosure weighing 80 pounds. Currently we have two of these systems, one for editing and to serve the directory on, and the other to handle search cgi's.

The Open Directory Project is using an Open Content development model to build the world's biggest web directory. The resulting directory database is being used on, and is freely available to others on the web. See for a link to the download page.