Yahoo: The Linux Company
Apr 08, 2011, 08:56 (3 Talkback[s])
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"While Yahoo isn't as big as it used to be, it still, according
to Dummer, has 100,000s of servers, 640-million users, and over a 1
billion visits a months. According to Netcraft's list of the most
popular Web sites in the world, that's still good enough to put
Yahoo in as the 13th most popular Web site on the globe, or the
fourth if you count all the international Google sites as one. In
other words, Yahoo is still a player.
"So what does Yahoo use? Well, Dummer explained, "Yahoo has its
own Linux distribution, YLinux, targeted for out specific needs.
It's based on Red Hat's Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). Yes,
that's right Yahoo is another Red Hat customer helping Red Hat
become a billion dollar company."