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ZDNet UK: Microsoft Hides Behind Linux for Protection

Aug 28, 2003, 14:30 (43 Talkback[s])
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"Microsoft has employed Akamai's Linux-based servers to protect its Web site and reduce the site's vulnerability to viruses, worms and denial of service attacks.

"Microsoft has been in turmoil over the past couple of weeks, after at least three significant worm and virus attacks. The Web site was also brought down on at least two separate occasions after a distributed denial of service (DoS) attack. Deploying Linux-based servers is significant because the open-source operating system is an arch-rival to Windows..."

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