Yahoo! moving to Linux???
m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Sat Dec 19 19:41:56 UTC 2009
Konrad Heuer wrote:
> Sorry, maybe I missed something ..
> When entering http://www.yahoo.de I find my request redirected to
> http://m.de.yahoo.com for some days now.
> Netcraft says:
> http://m.de.yahoo.com was running YTS on Linux when last queried at
> 19-Dec-2009 19:12:25 GMT - refresh now Site Report
> Hard to stand, I'd expect FreeBSD get replaced by Windows because of
> MS/Yahoo! agreement, but Linux??
> Does anybody know about that?
Although Yahoo has been, and still is, a big FreeBSD user, their business
has grown by absorbing many other web sites. Those are hosted on all sorts of
different platforms. I don't think you can really state that "Yahoo is based
on operating system foo" any more (for any foo) -- nor can you tell necessarily
from the OS of the web front-end what the back-end application servers are
Whether Yahoo wants to spend a great deal of time and money homogenizing the OSes
their servers run on is an interesting question. I doubt it somehow: the benefits
of simplified administration almost certainly don't outweigh the costs or justify
the risks of service disruption.
Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 7 Priory Courtyard
PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Ramsgate
Kent, CT11 9PW
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