[LINK] Fwd: Re: Fwd: September 2001 Netcraft Web Server Survey
Tue, 02 Oct 2001 21:06:11 +1000
I thought I'd share this with linkers. I'm still laughing :)
If requested I'll post this months Netcraft survey results.
>Date: Tue, 02 Oct 2001 19:21:48 +1000
>From: John Allan - Lists <email@example.com>
>Subject: Re: Fwd: September 2001 Netcraft Web Server Survey (humour)
>Microsoft Web Servers Dominate The Web
>The dodgy.NET crew today released their analysis of the latest Netcraft
>survey. Dodgy.NET chief analyst, John Allan, was quoted today praising
>Microsoft's Windows 2000(tm) and Internet Information Server(tm) products,
>producing some extrapolated figures which really do prove that Microsoft's
>systems do dominate the content-hosting and web application server hosting
>98.7% of security incidents in the September 2001 period were attributed
>to Microsoft-based servers. This means that only
>36.9% of all Microsoft IIS servers were compromised in the three months
>leading up to September 2001. This means that 36.9% of Internet Server
>administrators had not been reading their twice-daily emails explaining of
>new holes found in Microsoft products, and had not been acting on this
>advice. We have also concluded that most of these systems were run by my
>grandmother who can only just use Outlook Express, but configuring and
>securing a Microsoft WIndows server is so easy, even she can do it!
>93.7% of net operating system cost in the web server market was attributed
>to the purchase of Microsoft Operating systems. The remaining share goes
>to Solaris. These figures conclude that nobody buys Free-Unix operating
>systems, such as FreeBSD, NetBSD and Linux, hence the further deployment
>of these operating systems is near-zero.
>98.7% of system administrator overhead time was spent on Microsoft
>Servers. This means that no other servers exist and hence do not need to
>be mentioned. Most of this was spent installing the daily bombardment of
>The number of individual Microsoft servers out there on the Internet
>outweighs the number of non-Microsoft servers, as compared to hosts and
>Virtual Hosts. This can be attributed to the fact that Microsoft servers
>work best with a 1:1 site/user to machine ratio. This eclipses the bulk
>of Apache servers which often run thousands of web sites off one machine,
>meaning that Microsoft has also won in terms of operating system installs
>on new hardware systems.
>Allan continued, "we should all be happy with Microsoft products. If
>we're not, we can ring up their helpline if our credit card has enough
>credit available. Preferably take out a Platinum or Gold card with a
>major merchant bank in Switzerland".
>Dodgy.NET deputy analyst Justaan Oswald was quoted today as saying "look,
>if you can't do it with .NET then you can't do it".
>[ ps - no part of the above is to be taken seriously ]
>>Now this is a good read!
>>> Microsoft 8146372 26.47 8895343 27.46 0.99
>>> Microsoft 3356363 28.29 3905978 30.00 1.71
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