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SRO: NT Beats Linux...at least according to Microsoft-sponsored tests

Apr 15, 1999, 11:04 (24 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

Thanks to Jeremy Allison for this link.

"It's so simple, on the face of it. Mindcraft Inc., in a new study commissioned by Microsoft Corp., found that 'Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 is 2.5 times faster than Linux as a File Server and 3.7 times faster as a Web Server.'"

"Red Hat spokesperson Melissa London explains that while, "There was a query to our contract technical support but they didn't know what to do with Mindcraft's request. Had the question came through the right channels, the public relations or the engineering staff, we're sure Linux would have, at least, have had a better representation.""

"That said, Jeremy Allison, a leading member of the Samba Team, checked his records and says he can find no trace of anyone from Mindcraft asking in Samba's public forums about Samba tuning. Indeed, after looking over the Mindcraft's published Linux parameters, he declares, "They [Mindcraft] didn't do any tuning on the Linux side," says Allison."

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