Netcraft Results for November Released: 'Her Majesty Rocks no more'Dec 02, 2001, 09:45 (27 Talkback[s])
Peter Rasmussen writes:
If you check out: http://www.netcraft.com/survey/ You'll see the unfortunate news that:
>Her Majesty Rocks no more > >Two years ago the Queen of England became an unlikely icon for the Linux >revolution when her webmaster replaced Solaris as the platform for the Royal >Family's site, citing the better price/performance of the Dell/Linux platform >over the previous incumbent, Sun/Solaris. The open source community celebrated >and speculated on when the Apache web server might receive the "By Royal >Appointment" moniker. This week the site has changed platforms again, this time >to Microsoft-IIS.However, it seems related to the fact that old 'block-owner' was:
CCTA, The Government Centre for Information Systems
that is all Linux and the new block-owner is:
UUNET UK (Formerly PIPEX)
that is mixed Linux-NT4-W2K.
It seems that the content providers wanted the switch, but I wonder what Linux/Apache+modules couldn't do that the other platform can do?