Technological irony

Technological irony

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What do the following sites have in common?
 
 
They're all running on Windows Server 2003:
 
 
In all fairness, the sites are run by publisher IDG, not by the individual conferences, but it's still rather ironic.
  • Touché! Of course, that's kind of old news. Just shows that neither side is completely averse to taking advantage of solutions from "the other side", I guess. ;-)
  • I’m going to have to agree with G. Andrew. Neither side is fully opposed to using the technology of the other.

    The issue is, IMO when one side <a href="http://ihatelinux.blogspot.com/2004/07/thievery-of-linux.html"deliberately attempts to deceive</a> the other or worse, users.
  • Bah... I forgot that .Text handles URL's automaticly, here it is again but with out the extra charactors:

    I’m going to have to agree with G. Andrew. Neither side is fully opposed to using the technology of the other.

    The issue is, IMO when one side deliberately attempts to deceive the other or worse, users. ( http://ihatelinux.blogspot.com/2004/07/thievery-of-linux.html )
  • Exactly, the Hotmail servers were running *BSD (I forget which flavor) for a long time. Sadly when they switched to Windows server they started underperforming. I'm still getting a lot of "the server is busy" messages when I try to read my mail there. :(

    It's all about using a hammer to hammer nails and a screwdriver to driver screws. I think Linux boxes make excellent file, mail, and DNS servers. A lot of the hardware routers and firewalls runs Linux as well. Don't let blind prejudice prevent you from using a good tool.
  • They are also using Microsoft SQL server for the backend....

    Put this URL in to test:

    http://www.linuxworldexpo.com/live/12/<add something random here>
  • C'mon guys. These companies are in the business of organizing conferences. Just because they are hosting a linux conference does not mean that they have to go find a linux machine to host the website on.

    It would be a different story if this were a linux shop hosting they pages on a windows server.

    Give'em a break.
  • Kinda like how ASP.NET Net Pro Magazine uses .ASP pages for its site? :)
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