Hotmail: FreeBSD --> Win2k?
Posted on: 08/01/2000 03:24 PM

According to The Register, Microsoft is preparing to switch their Hotmail platform from FreeBSD over to Windows 2000. This has been an ongoing embarrassment for MS for obvious reasons.
At the moment, Netcraft says that only 5-10 per cent of Hotmail requests are being serviced by the Win2k boxes, and it may well be some time before security escorts FreeBSD from the premises. Netcraft says that "even if everything runs smoothly, a migration will likely take several weeks."
Good luck Microsoft :-)

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