Saturday, October 13, 2012

Twitter joins the Linux Foundation - another thumb up for Linux servers

If you use both Linux and Twitter, you should surely tweet this, following the footsteps of other giants like Broadcom, Nvidia and Samsung, Twitter has joined the Linux Foundation confirming the growing stature Linux in the world of dedicated web servers and global data centers.

“Linux and its ability to be heavily tweaked is fundamental to our technology infrastructure,” said Chris Aniszczyk, manager of open source for the social networking giant. “By joining the Linux Foundation we can support an organization that is important to us and collaborate with a community that is advancing Linux as fast as we are improving Twitter.”

And, Twitter needs an operating system that can handle intensive computing, especially since it now serves 40 million active users and 400 million tweets per day. It’s also available globally in 30 languages.

PC World reports that a full 80 percent of respondents to a new Linux Foundation survey said that not only have they added dedicated Linux servers in the past 12 months, they also plan to add more in the next 12 months and over the next five years.

Click here to read more about this on PCworld. And dont forget to tweet this.

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