A slap on the face of Microsoft lovers
You need proof of the dependability of Microsoft ?
You be the judge !
It had to happen some day !
still need proof about the true worth of MeSsy, fliMSy, cluMSy,
Microsoft does not trust Windows. So,
why do you still hang on to it ? Clearly, MS needs the Linux based
Akamai, to defend itself. And then, as a face-saving (lame) excuse, it
terms Akamai, as just a "Linux like" system .
Even if we accept that Akamai is only a "Linux like"
system, why does'nt MS look for a "Windows like" system ? No
prizes for guessing !
On Friday 22 August 2003, Microsoft (MS) changed its DNS so that
requests for www.microsoft.com no longer resolve to machines on
Microsoft's own network, but instead are handled by the Akamai
caching system, which, ironically, runs Linux. Akamai, one of the
largest users of Linux, provides a robust, internet-wide caching
system, which can act as a symmetric defence to distributed denial of
service attacks. Its dependence on Linux based Akamai service proves
that MS could neither persuade Akamai to use the MS-Windows operating
system, nor could it find a suffciently robust service which works
under MS- Windows.
Bundler of blunders :
Literature (and common experience) is
full of instances to show how MS-Windows has been plagued by every
form of peril e.g. bugs, viruses, worms, denial of service attacks,
intrusions, break-in etc., causing unmeasurable loss to users of MS-
Windows based systems and networks.
- 15 Jan. 2002: The boss pleads
Chairman Mr. Gates admits we can and must do better. Strange,
it took him almost 30 years to realise this ! MS says it wants to
shift from focusing on features to spotlighting security and
privacy (wishful thinking, Mr. Gates). But they do nothing about
it, as the following evidence will show. This is what people call "lip
- 6 Sept. 2002 Here is a rogues gallery of security blunders (a
tragedy of errors).
Here are just two confessions:
- 6 Sept. 2002 : (Confession #1) , and
- 22 Aug. 2002(Confession
- 19 Dec. 2002: In spite of all the wishful dreams
and promises (made in January 2002), here is what you get from this same vendor, several
months and several heart-attacks later (Dec. 2002). How long more
do you want to put up with this scandal ?
- 10 Sept. 2003 : You thought it is all over, and MS has
done its homework ? -- think again
Almost two years later (Jan
2002 -- Sept. 2003), MS has still not
finished bungling. Wake up now ! See
what the experts have to say
If all the above still does not wake you up....read this :
The following analysis has been extracted from :
Linux Buzz: Microsoft.com Running on Linux
Posted on Friday, January 26, 2001 by Don Marti
that Microsoft has outsourced their DNS to Akamai, and microsoft.com
now being served by name servers with a "networking implementation
similar to that of Linux". Akamai Technologies is a well-known Linux
shop, but let's see.
Let's see which name servers
Microsoft is using right now:
microsoft.com. 1d20h7m8s IN NS DNS4.CP.MSFT.NET.
microsoft.com. 1d20h7m8s IN NS DNS5.CP.MSFT.NET.
microsoft.com. 1d20h7m8s IN NS DNS7.CP.MSFT.NET.
microsoft.com. 1d20h7m8s IN NS DNS6.CP.MSFT.NET.
microsoft.com. 1d20h7m8s IN NS z1.msft.akadns.COM.
microsoft.com. 1d20h7m8s IN NS z2.msft.akadns.COM.
microsoft.com. 1d20h7m8s IN NS z6.msft.akadns.COM.
microsoft.com. 1d20h7m8s IN NS z7.msft.akadns.COM.
Let's do a queso on the last
$ sudo queso
188.8.131.52:53 * Linux 2.1.xx/2.2.xx
$ sudo queso z2.msft.akadns.COM:53
184.108.40.206:53 * Linux 2.1.xx/2.2.xx
$ sudo queso z6.msft.akadns.COM:53
220.127.116.11:53 * Linux 2.1.xx/2.2.xx
$ sudo queso z7.msft.akadns.COM:53
18.104.22.168:53 * Linux 2.1.xx/2.2.xx
It's Linux, all right.
Watch them blush and wriggle, with their pants down, on CNN !
When will YOU ever change ?