Traffic buckles Microsoft site

CobraBoy! (
Fri, 20 Jun 1997 11:52:28 -0700

> Traffic buckles Microsoft site
> By Janet Kornblum
> June 20, 1997, 9:25 a.m. PT
> Microsoft (MSFT), apparently overwhelmed with
> users, is having serious problems with its Web
> site.
> The software giant is having trouble keeping its
> site accessible amid increasing traffic, a company
> spokeswoman confirmed this morning. Difficulties
> are expected in getting to the site through the
> end of June as the company upgrades it, she
> added.
> Yesterday, for instance, the site was completely
> shut down for ten minutes.
> The outage and problems have angered Web
> surfers who have been trying to get onto the
> pages, prompting them to question whether
> Microsoft can handle exponential growth on the
> Web.
> Some used the problems to criticize the
> company's Web server software. "Maybe they
> should have bought Linux," one reader wrote to


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