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Confused BBC Tech Chief: Only 600 Linux Users Visit Our Website

Nov 05, 2007, 15:30 (20 Talkback[s])
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"The BBC's technology boss Ashley Highfield has provoked consternation in the UK's open source community by claiming that only a few hundred of the corporation's 17.1 million website visitors use Linux.

"In an interview with web design mag .net, Highfield hit back against claims the BBC is too cosy with Microsoft. He said: 'We have 17.1 million users of bbc.co.uk in the UK and, as far as our server logs can make out, 5 per cent of those [use Macs] and around 400 to 600 are Linux users...'"

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