[oclug] AOL embraces Linux and Mozilla
greg at franks.dnsalias.com
Tue Mar 12 09:47:25 EST 2002
>>>>> "Warren" == Warren A Layton <zeevon at debian.org> writes:
Warren> Found on The Register:
Warren> It's about AOL using Mozilla (or at least the gecko
Warren> rendering engine) in version 8 of its browser. It also
Warren> talks about them switching many of their servers to Linux.
Warren> Favorite quote: "AOL number-crunchers figure they can
Warren> replace an $80,000 box running proprietary UNIX with two
Warren> $5,000 Linux boxes and get a 50% increase in performance
Warren> in addition to the cost savings. 'Don't tell our
Warren> competitors,' on of our AOL contacts says. 'Let them keep
Warren> buying expensive crap.'"
You missed the part I liked...
Microsoft's server products have never been seriously considered by
AOL, according to our insiders. "The licenses cost too much, their
hardware requirements are excessive, they take too much labor to
maintain, and we have enough security problems of our own without
adding Microsoft's," says an AOL bean-counter who has access to the
company's server cost numbers.
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