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Netcraft Needs to Clean House or Become Irrelevant

Disclaimer: contrary to the cited post (eracc.com), the issue is to be associated with Netcraft's flawed methods, not "Microsoft shills and/or Microsoft fanboys".

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Summary: Netcraft continues to paint deceiving pictures of the Web

THE issues around Netcraft and Microsoft are ones that we previously touched on in:



It turns out that Netcraft has not sorted itself out yet. Here are the details.

Could it be that Microsoft, Microsoft shills and/or Microsoft fanboys are “gaming” the uptime table at Netcraft? Unless I am misunderstanding something, frankly, I think they are. I was going to show a friend of mine the uptime table at Netcraft to display the ability of Unix and Unix-like operating systems to be stable and reliable.

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Just get enough dedicated people to request sites over and over that run your favored system and you too can have your own favorable Netcraft uptime chart. I think Netcraft needs to rethink how they generate the longest uptimes chart. It is obviously being abused by people who favor Microsoft to falsely show Microsoft operating systems dominate the uptime statistics.


Like all benchmarks, in due time, contenders adapt to them and finesse performance for those particular benchmarks (e.g. acid tests) because they are predictable and well understood. In response, benchmarks need to re-adapt and made more robust. With Microsoft's benchmark frauds, it would be silly to expect fair play.

“Linux infestations are being uncovered in many of our large accounts as part of the escalation engagements.”

--Microsoft Confidential



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