|Despite the recent expression of disappointment over Woody’s delayed
release by many, we can all at least be very proud now that Debian
GNU/Linux is now officially the fastest operating system in the world
setting a new
record of 401 megabits/second over 12,272 km. Making the victory
ever sweeter is that we’ve dethroned Microsoft who previously held the
Internet Land Speed Record of 830 megabits/second over 5,626 km that
was set in March
Congratulations to the team consisting of the University of Alaska at
Fairbanks; the Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam and
SURFnet, the national computer network for higher education and
research in the Netherlands, and thanks for very much for
demonstrating to the world that Debian GNU/Linux still has what it
takes to be up with the very best.
Let’s keep our fingers crossed that one day we can also dethrone
FreeBSD’s load handling record of two
terabytes in a single day off a single server. The Debian project has
an official press release here.
Now if only someone could donate this connection (which is 8000 times
faster than my poor overworked 56K modem) to me seeing how bad broadband in
Australia is becoming.