In message <1998...@antipodes.cdrom.com>, Mike Smith writes:
Add www.hotmail.com, owned by Microsoft but Powered by FreeBSD.
I was almost absolutely sure hotmail was running on Solaris, at least,
that's what the news story on Microsoft's failure to convert it to NT said.
Hotmail funded the effort to port CAM to 2.2-stable for deployment on
~300 machines (they needed aic7895 support for some new machines they
wanted to deploy). Some of their operations may well be based on
Solaris, but they certainly haven't stopped using FreeBSD.
Sounds to me like Microsoft decided Hotmail was going to run on "not Solaris",
but that NT was too large a value of "not Solaris" so they settled for FreeBSD.
Incidentally, I saw something saying that MS was buying a stake Pluto
Technologies. Is this the same Pluto Technologies that you work for?
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