Google uses Linux to defy dot-com downturn


Author: JT Smith

TechWeb has a short feature on Google, which had 10.9 million unique visitors in March, ranking it in the top 25 most visited Web sites. “Google is one of the biggest enterprises using the
increasingly popular server farm approach to scalability.
As the prices and size of Intel-architecture servers shrink,
enterprises scale by using large numbers of cheap,
low-powered servers.

Google, like many other companies using this approach,
runs Linux.”


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