From: Miles (kcolfer at domain iol.ie)
Date: Fri 28 May 1999 - 21:14:19 IST
> It seems the UNIX world is in a big trouble:
> News Brief: Windows NT Beats Turned-Off Linux Box
> Microsoft is touting the results of an independent study that compares the
> networking speeds of Windows NT and a computer loaded with Linux that was turned
> "We beat it fair and square," said Microsoft spokesman Hugh Sless-Flak.
> "Neither system was 'tuned' in any way, they were tested in their delivered
> The report shows that NT is twice as fast as a non-functioning Linux
> system. But when asked about the advantage their entry had by actually being on,
> replied, "it's not our fault if their computer's power didn't work.
> "They knew when the evaluation would start, they knew the deadline. If
> they can't take the pressure, they should get out of the operating system arena
> and let Windows
> continue to meet all customer needs," he said.
> A bouyant Microsoft plans to expand their tests, pitting Windows NT
> against a turned-off Power Macintosh, a turned-off Compaq Alpha running Unix,
> and a Sun Starfire
> immersed in water.
Miles (Kieran Colfer)
kcolfer at domain iol.ie
miles at domain linuxmail.org
"We've all heard that a million monkeys banging on a million typewriters
will eventually reproduce the entire works of Shakespeare. Now, thanks
the internet, we know this is not true."
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