From: Liam Bedford (lbedford at domain wbtsystems.com)
Date: Wed 19 May 1999 - 15:26:52 IST
In message <01JBDVJEPN9I000T0P at domain kira.team400.ie>, Noel.C.Carroll at domain life.friendsfir
>While I was thinking about why on earth M$ would want to give Linus a million
>dollars, I started thinking about Mindcraft. I read the article the other da
>on slashdot and previous articles a few weeks ago. Whats the general take on
>this survey? I can't believe that NT is decent enough to outperform both Lin
>and Solaris in high volume situations. Is this just a case of Redmond blowin
>crap out their ass again? My own experience with NTServer is that it needs a
The general consensus from a number of places is that:
NTServer will blow away linux running on "serious" hardware (quad Xeon III 550)
It also creams samba running on solaris x86 same hardware.
Netware on the same machine beats NT at file/web serving (only using one of
the processors because it's SMP is shite).
However, drop the hardware down the scale to 1 PII-450, and you'll see linux
netware and solaris beats NT hands down.
Linux doesn't scale yet, which is what the 2.3 kernel will be about.
(all data from PCWeek)
-- Liam Bedford System Administrator WBT Systems Phone: 01 4170153 Block 2, Harcourt St, Dublin 2
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