On Mon, 6 Mar 2000, David Murphy wrote:
Quoting <Pine.WNT.4.21.0003061639510.232-100000 at 8938cs820195.ied.cpqcorp.net>
by Paul Jakma <paul.jakma at compaq.com>:
> of course not. but forget the marketing, and look at the real world.
> Linux creams solaris on x86, it beats it on (u)SPARC too.
> (caveat: in all cases above definitely for 1way cpu. Maybe for 2way
> SMP. 4way+ and i wouldn't even try to claim linux was faster)
That basically comes to "Don't buy a Sun to use as your uniprocessor
so what are we arguing about? people were complaining that linux can
get wedged by a runaway netscape, and that solaris doesn't, therefore
they wouldn't trust linux.
obviously we're not talking about E10k class hardware if netscape is
involved. We're talking desktop uniprocessor machines, and that was
the context in which i made my point that linux wins in speed - to
which people replied "ah but what about large SMP boxes"..
Paul Jakma paul at clubi.ie
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