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    Linux Powered Sites

    I would like to create a list of well known sites, like Google, Ebay, etc.. that are powered by Linux operating systems. The emphasis should be on both 'well known' and 'linux'.

    Based on my readings I know of the following only (of the big/giant/well known sites and services I mean):

    Google
    Ebay



    What are the others?
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    Re: Linux Powered Sites

    Walgreens invented and was the first to use satelitte-based prescriptions and is the leading innovator in it's field.
    Last edited by rosegarden78; February 18th, 2008 at 09:54 PM. Reason: remainder below in quote not relevant failure to double check

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    Re: Linux Powered Sites

    you can download nmap (from repos) and run:

    sudo nmap -P0 -O www.someaddress.com

    Doesn't always give a clear reading, but you can mostly make out the OS.

    Code:
    kim@Haze:~$ sudo nmap -P0 -O www.google.com
    
    Starting Nmap 4.20 ( http://insecure.org ) at 2008-01-20 14:41 CET
    Warning: Hostname www.google.com resolves to 3 IPs. Using 64.233.183.104.
    Interesting ports on nf-in-f104.google.com (64.233.183.104):
    Not shown: 1693 filtered ports
    PORT    STATE  SERVICE
    [hidden ;)]
    Device type: general purpose
    Running (JUST GUESSING) : Linux 1.X (86%)
    Aggressive OS guesses: Linux 1.3.20 (x86) (86%)
    No exact OS matches for host (test conditions non-ideal).
    
    OS detection performed. Please report any incorrect results at http://insecure.org/nmap/submit/ .
    Nmap finished: 1 IP address (1 host up) scanned in 35.718 seconds
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    Re: Linux Powered Sites

    You could also use this site. Easier to figure out what a site is running.

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    Re: Linux Powered Sites

    Nice, thanks!
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    Re: Linux Powered Sites

    I know for a while M$ Hotmail servers ran on a Unix based server...

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    Re: Linux Powered Sites

    My websites are maintained with Ubuntu 7.10 and are on a unix server (it's cheaper than a windows server).

    I've just checked, my websites are running Apache on Linux server.
    Last edited by ellis rowell; January 20th, 2008 at 06:08 PM.

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    Re: Linux Powered Sites

    Quote Originally Posted by ellis rowell View Post
    My websites are maintained with Ubuntu 7.10 and are on a unix server (it's cheaper than a windows server).

    I've just checked, my websites are running Apache on Linux server.
    Thousands if not millions of sites are running on Linux, but my interest is focused on the 'big names'
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    Re: Linux Powered Sites

    Wikipedia runs on linux as far as I know, Netcraft says so too

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    Re: Linux Powered Sites

    Quote Originally Posted by rosegarden78 View Post
    Interesting question. It was my understanding that free Apache and Unix and/or LAMP servers have dominated the market until a software company from the Northwest decided free wasn't good enough. So though deceptive television advertising and psi manipulation, tricked the public into believing their product superior. However their product used proprietary file formatting and other standards they refused to share and hence are amidst their second class action lawsuit.

    You may be right though. For example, Flash sells a commercial server to deliver streaming content. My hunch is that Linux servers will ultimately prevail over high cost low quality software from the Northwest.

    But there may be other reasons for corporations to ditch Linux that I have overlook. I can tell you this - Walgreens used Perl for the internal network and operations until 2006 and possibly now. So, then, I would assume they use Unix-based servers. And they are the biggest private user of satellites, besides the military, in the US.

    Walgreens invented and was the first to use satelitte-based prescriptions and is the leading innovator in it's field. Walgreens was the first to use laser-guided forklifts to speed operations. And Walgreens is one of only a handful of companies that has not lost stock value for 30 years in a row. And the stock has split so many times employees retire wealthy who exercised early stock options.

    So is #1 is pharmacy sales and satellite use big enough for you?
    at one time, and maybe still is, the largest franchise in the world
    "it crashed?"

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