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Salon.com: Rematch at the NT vs. Linux corral

May 06, 1999, 08:02 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Leonard)

"Testing lab invites another round of performance testing -- but Linux gurus charge the shootout is still rigged."

"The saga of Mindcraft and its Windows NT vs. Linux shootout continues. On May 4, Bruce Weiner, president of the Mindcraft performance testing lab, posted an "Open Benchmark Invitation" on his Web site inviting the Linux community to participate in yet another comparison between Windows NT and Linux."

"But the immediate response from leaders in the Linux world can be summed up succinctly: No way in hell. As far as Linux creator Linus Torvalds, leading Linux hacker Alan Cox and Red Hat CEO Bob Young are concerned, there's no advantage to be gained from participating in what they consider to be a game that's still rigged in Microsoft's favor."

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