Kevin Dobey wrote:
>> Well Folks; Microsoft have finally put there spin on the new test.
> AS we all expected NT prove faster - but not by much.
>> The article @ microsoft.com is merciless - well I suppose if your gonna play
> hard ball with the big boys ....
> Still an interesting read none the less.
>http://www.microsoft.com/ntserver/nts/exec/compares/ntlinux.asp> Be prepared to have the following conclusion made ...
>> -- CONCLUSION --
> While the Linux community has made numerous claims of performance
> capabilities and enterprise readiness, there is no proof that Linux can
> withstand the demands of the enterprise environment. Windows NT Server 4.0,
> on the other hand, has been deployed in a wide variety of environments
> ranging from small businesses to the most demanding e-commerce sites on the
> Internet. Based on the information provided in this paper, Windows NT Server
> 4.0 continues to offer customers a significant performance and price
> performance advantage over Linux. Finally, Windows NT Server 4.0 gives
> customers a server operating system that delivers the features and
> functionality needed to build reliable and scalable business solutions.
I liked the column written by someone who analysed the claims made by
Micro$oft about the capabilities of that quad box running NT. Basically
he took the figures, figured out what sort of network load the box would
be capable of handling, and disovered that according to Micro$oft that
single box would be entirely capable of running a site an order of
magnitude larger than microsoft.com *on it's own*.
However, if you actually look at M$.com's hardware, you'll find
like 42 NT servers (someone correct me on this if it's wrong).
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