2003.11.14

I’m not one of those politiko people, but I know that what matters most about a candidate is the platform they’re running on. So I thought I should investigate a little bit…

I’ve heard a lot of buzz about a guy named Dean, and Cam seems to think Clark is a good choice, and of course there’s that Bush fellow, but how are they really running things?

Let’s take a look…

  • The site www.deanforamerica.com is running Apache/1.3.12 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.6.5 OpenSSL/0.9.6e ApacheJServ/1.1.2 mod_fastcgi/2.2.10 on FreeBSD [via Netcraft]
  • The site www.clark04.com is running Apache/1.3.28 on Linux [via Netcraft]
  • The site www.georgebush.com is running Microsoft-IIS/5.0 on Windows 2000 [via Netcraft]

Dean appears to be running on a platform of Apache and FreeBSD. We all love Apache, and plenty of people are fans of FreeBSD, but I’ve got to wonder why he’s running an old version of Apache? And while I used to use FreeBSD, I’m pretty much a Linux-on-the-server sort of guy nowadays… Dean does get some points for diversity, using ApacheJServ and mod_fastcgi.

Clark seems to be running Apache (a more up-to-date version than Dean) and Linux. Obviously this is what most people expect from a serious campaign. Sure, there are a lot of diehard FreeBSD users, but Linux gets the popular vote nowadays… Oh, I also heard that Clark uses Scoop, which relies on Perl and MySQL, which I think we can agree all US citizens should have at their disposal.

Last but not least… ok, well, last and least, is that other guy, who appears to be using… uh, IIS and Windows? Does anyone take this guy seriously?

(I think I’ll be voting for anarchy come election time…)

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