The Swiss might keep the time, but Linux runs the Internet—at least the applications part of it. Accounting for more than 60 percent of all public web application servers, according to Netcraft’s 2012 Web Server Survey, Linux powers the big Internet services—Amazon, Facebook, Google, Wikipedia—and even entities such as the U.S. Postal Service. The primary drivers behind Linux as an application host have been portability, openness, and low license costs. Linux runs ...

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