Love the irony

AlphaTech

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The full article is on MacCentral.com (http://maccentral.macworld.com/news/0204/02.unix.php) , but here is a snippit...

"As it turns out, a Web site built to promote the advertising campaign is itself running on the FreeBSD operating system, a free version of Unix, according to Netcraft, which monitors the software and operating systems being used by Web site administrators. In addition, Netcraft revealed that the campaign Web site is hosted on an Apache Web server, another free piece of software developed by open source programmers."

Even m$ realizes that Unix is a more stable platform, and that Apache is better for web servers.
 

iGav

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Heh heh.....

It was quite easy to tell though that it wasn't running on a M$ server....... it's online for start!!!:D
 

britboy

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:D :D :D :D :D

the irony of it is just beautiful. Just wait 'till the campaign backfires, and watch m$'s pr hit the fan!
 

mischief

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It's not isolated or new.

M$ is known to use as little of it's own software internally as possible. Apple computers have been sited on more than one occasion as being used for Accounting, Marketing (of course) and programming. Bill has no illusions about his empire being built out of dung-brick and roofed with sod.:D
 

quanta

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It would be nice to see some direct counter campaigning...

Picture this:

Interior... a vast office space filled with PC users typing dilligently, then simultaneously the typing stops and all of their heads shift back in puzzlement: the server has crashed.

A woman asks: What happened?

The crowd murmurs, questioning what happened.

Then a guy with glasses and a white short sleeve button up shirt and black tie suggests: Maybe the server crashed? And he shrugs his shoulders.

Like a game of telephone, the word goes out across the floor, at first the feeling of uncertainty, but by the time it reaches the other side, the people are quite confident and adamently declaring that the server has crashed.

An air of rejoicing exists until someone asks: So what do we do?

The scene switches to the server terminal where a prompt reads:

THE SERVER HAS BEEN RUNNING FOR [insert believable amount of time here, maybe 276 days, 16 hours, and 47 minutes] WITH NO INTERRUPTION.
GIVE THEM BACK THEIR INTERNET? Y OR N?

The tech flexes his fingers then hits the Y key.

Back in the other room a cheer goes up as someone exclaims: It's back!

And over the returned clacking of keystrokes and a fade to black...

UNIX running on Sun Microsystems servers... more stable than an underpaid IT.

END

You like? Just make checks payable to....

Or you can just email me at qdeco@consultant.com
 

Mr. Anderson

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Originally posted by quanta
UNIX running on Sun Microsystems servers... more stable than an underpaid IT.
Quite good - get a DV camcorder and start shooting....
 

AlphaTech

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Rower_CPU, where else would you expect me to be??? :D.. I also had to ship out my TiBook again :( so I was suffering on the peecee. Struggling with the peecee for what the Mac sails with is enough to drive me to drink, more. I also think that it is accelerating my hair loss...

I think it would be great if m$'s campaigne does backfire and puts a few more nails into their coffin... It couldn't happen to a more deserving monopoly.
 

Rower_CPU

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Alpha,
Yeah, I saw your posts in another thread about your 'Book..sorry to hear it, but I was amazed to hear about the quick turnaround.
 

AlphaTech

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Rower, gotta love how fast Apple (at least here in the US) turns things around. I just hope to see it back tomorrow... not sure how much more of being online with the peecee I can handle... That could make me [more] nuts/insane... :D
 

mischief

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Comparison:

This is like finding out that all the employees at Daewoo drive BMW's.

Better: It's like discovering the new Daewoo TV ad features a BMW with paper mache Daewoo body panels glued on.:D
 

mcrain

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sure it's funny, but if the only press this issue gets is in Macworld and MacAddict and Macrumors, then it will have little or no effect on M$.

Newspapers and other print media, and TV such as TechTV, CNN, CBS, ABC and even MSNBC have to start fussing about this issue or it has no meaning at all.
 

AlphaTech

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Originally posted by sparkleytone
errrm i guess because you are a Demi-God you get access to the Article Discussion Forum??
Actually, you are granted access to the contributors only area's.

Besides getting the svelt mug that is :D (holds a nice 15oz of your liquid of choice).
 

AlphaTech

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I didn't even think twice about where I was posting it. It looked like a good fit, and it didn't balk at me for trying. Maybe that is one of the perks of being a god... :D