It looks like the blame for the eBay outage has finally been placed, and Sun is left holding the bag. It didn’t take Microsoft long to start gloating. Unfortunately, Microsoft’s argument is that it doesn’t matter how unreliable Windows NT is, if you cluster enough of the servers, you’ll always have enough of them up at one time to consider your site to be reliable. The idea that you can do the same thing with a real operating system, like Yahoo does, is foreign to them.