Linked by David Adams on Wed 29th Oct 2008 21:04 UTC, submitted by irbis
Linux Would the internet as we know it exist without Linux? "Absolutely not", says Rich Menga. "Where Linux shines the most is in its server applications". In the 1990's "There were thousands of Mom n' Pop ISPs that operated out of a garage and the vast majority of them were all running Linux. Windows couldn't do it back then and neither could MacOS. What would you have used that you could afford? Netware? Lotus Domino? HP-UX (that requires those refrigerator-sized HP servers)? Linux was literally the only OS out there that had the right price (free), ran similar to a Unix and could use existing computers of the time to connect customers. The internet as we know it today predominantly runs on Linux. There's an extremely high probability that the internet connection you're using right now is connected through a Linux server - and routed through many other Linux servers along the way."
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by Moochman on Wed 29th Oct 2008 23:38 UTC in reply to "WTF?"
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meh, 90% of all statistics are made up.

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RE[2]: WTF?
by alanpae on Wed 29th Oct 2008 23:51 in reply to "RE: WTF?"
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Figures don't lie.

Liars always figure.

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RE[3]: WTF?
by BluenoseJake on Thu 30th Oct 2008 00:05 in reply to "RE[2]: WTF?"
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The internet existed 20 years before linux, and if the internet hadn't of existed, I argue linux would not have been 1% as successful, because the internet allowed easier collaboration and sharing between OSS developers.

Just because most of the internet runs on apache, and *nix, doesn't mean it wouldn't be some other OS.

Figures don't lie, but conjectures based on those figures can be wrong. The entire premise can be, and in this case, is.

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