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|Originally Published: Thursday, 19 August 1999||Author: Jeff Alami|
|Published to: Headline News/Applications||Page: 1/1 - [Std View]|
KDE 2.0 Screenshot page Gets Slashdotted
The connection troubles on the site were due to the now-famous Slashdot effect. When articles are posted on Slashdot, a tremendously large group of users proceeds to visit linked sites. The number of concurrent Web users on the linked sites dramatically increases, beyond the point of service in most cases.
To find out how dramatic the Slashdot effect is, you can see the Slashdotted graphic on jorsm.com.