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You may have noticed that Web operations bought by Microsoft tend to implement massive server upgrade programmes shortly afterwards. Often, it is rumoured, these hapless new acquisitions don't run on Microsoft software. Well, there's apparently one law for the subs that need to be switched to NT pronto, and one for pre-existing Microsoft Web operations. We can't think why, but as far as we can see the evidence unearthed by German publication c't looks pretty conclusive. By the simple expedient of going to a non-existent page on MSN, c't's example being homepages.msn.com/nix you get an error message from Apache 1.3.6. Try using netcat on the WWW Port-80 of homepages.msn.com and you find that it's Apache running on Unix. Outstanding work, c't, - click here for the full article (in German). ®

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