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Stop Using IIS
Slashdot <a href="http://slashdot.org/articles/01/09/24/1814256.shtml">writes</a> that the Gartner Group has come out with a <a href="http://www3.gartner.com/DisplayDocument?doc_cd=101034">statement</a> recommending that businesses <i>not</i> use Microsoft's web server. Slashdot misreports the severity, though: <span class="quote"><q>Gartner remains concerned that viruses and worms will continue to attack IIS until Microsoft has released a completely rewritten, thoroughly and publicly tested, new release of IIS,' which they say has an 80% chance of happening by the end of next year.</q></span> Note that the Slashdot quotes extend into the portion that is no longer part of the quote (the "which they say has an 80% chance of happening by the end of next year.") In fact, Gartner says: <span class="quote"><q>Gartner believes that this rewriting will not occur before year-end 2002 (0.8 probability).</q></span> That's an 80% probability that a rewrite <i>won't</i> happen. The inevitable Microsoft response is <a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/55/21869.html">discussed</a> at The Register.