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Andover.net, subsidiary of VA Linux and owner of Slashdot, the Town Hall for the Linux community, runs its Web site on Solaris, Netcraft's Web server survey for September reveals.

Netcraft is always useful for uncovering gaps between rhetoric and reality. Last month, the survey firm pointed out that www.amazon.com was "serving a 'powered by HP' logo from a Digital Unix machine". In September, Amazon introduced Linux into its load-balanced pool. And in the last week, 43 per cent of requests were served from Linux, Netcraft says.

Last month Netcraft also noted that Microsoft had replaced FreeBSD with Windows 2000 at Hotmail. It now admits the announcement was premature - while www.hotmail.com does indeed run on Windows 2000, several other Hotmail servers remain anchored with FreeBSD. ®

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