It's no secret that Linux has marched to much success on servers over the years, but not everyone knows that much of the infrastructure of the web sits on Unix and Linux platforms. Web survery frim W3Techs has compiled its latest numbers on this front, and in addition to the fact that almost a third of websites surveyed report using Linux, a surprising seven percent of respondents say that they're running Ubuntu. That includes popular sites such as TMZ.com, according to W3Techs.
W3Techs' numbers for Ubuntu usage reflect growth, too. Last year, the firm had only 5.5 percent of responding sites saying that they used Ubuntu. TMZ.com, Twitpic.com and numerous other popular sites cited Ubuntu use.