Wikipedia Moves to Ubuntu

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In a few months, Wikipedia will finish a major transformation by moving from a combination of versions of Red Hat products to Ubuntu Linux Version 8.04 on all 400 of its servers that support the Web site.

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The move to all-Ubuntu was primarily done with the goal of 'making our own administration and maintenance simpler,' [Brion Vibber] said. 'We decided that we want to standardize on something.'

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Thanks for posting that. It's interesting that they never used any MS server software.
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excellent news for the ubuntu commmunity. it can only raise their profile and help ensure it's continued success. i read a few months ago that a countries police-force had decided to swap-over. although i can't remember the country right now :(
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Why Ubuntu?
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pauk wrote:
Why Ubuntu?


The answer you seek is in the first post.
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pauk wrote:
Why Ubuntu?


My nutshell guess is that it's what the majority of their existing staff have running at home already.
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Don2007 wrote:
Thanks for posting that. It's interesting that they never used any MS server software.

because for servers, linux > M$
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Well, not always. There is no perfect OS nor server. Windows, Linux and Unix all have something to offer, both on the client side and server side.
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It seems that Qantas is jumping on the Linux bandwagon too.
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A few weeks ago I was installing a security camera system with my uncle in a motel, and I noticed that all their computers had ubuntu. In fact, the computer we put in that is basically a DVR for the cameras is the only windows computer they have now. Thats pretty cool.
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Don2007 wrote:
Thanks for posting that. It's interesting that they never used any MS server software.


I agree, interesting but not really surprising considering the type of content they are hosting. If you put it on a MS package you'd increase your maintenence time significantly not to mention policing the regular updates to cover the security flaws.
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i.e. MS = fail >.<
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Interesting! I like it ...

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