New Apache aims to please

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Over 70 percent of Web sites worldwide use the open source software to provide services, according to a November report by Internet research firm Netcraft. The new version 2.2 of the Web server is intended to replace previous iterations like 2.0 and 1.3.

"We consider this release to be the best version of Apache available and encourage all users to upgrade" the foundation said in a statement this morning. "Apache 2.2 offers numerous enhancements, improvements and performance boosts over the 2.0 codebase."

"This release has been through extensive testing, including live testing at some of the world's busiest sites, and is now considered stable."

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