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Presidential Candidates' Web Site Types
This color-coded table of World-Wide Web site servers and their operating systems used by United States Presidential candidates is based on information found in the article Is the next President of the United States running Linux? by Douglas Karr (2007/06/23), apparently based on data obtained from Netcraft.
A summary of the operating systems used by the candidates follows below.
Site Operating System, Server and Host by Candidate
The table below includes announced, likely and withdrawn candidates in the 2008 United States Presidential election. In the table below, the names of candidates that have withdrawn have been stricken and endorsements indicated via arrows.
† withdrew/not a candidate:
Operating System Summary
The tables below summarize the operating systems used by candidates' World-Wide Web sites, including the percentage of the candidates' parties and percentage of all candidates.
As tabulated below, the operating systems most-used in June 2007 by Presidential candidates are Linux (by 70% of Democrats) and Windows Server 2003 (by 69% of Republicans).
As of February 2008, operating systems used were split more evenly between candidates.
For more information about the World-Wide Web, see An Introduction to the World-Wide Web.
For more information about Linux and Unix, see An Introduction to the Unix Operating System.
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