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PC Week: PC Week Labs' tests show what path Linux must take

Jun 25, 1999, 15:41 (84 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Henry Baltazar)

Thanks to Johan for this link.

"In a first-of-its-kind open benchmark comparing the performance of Linux and Windows NT, PC Week Labs not only found that NT remains substantially faster but also isolated Linux's shortcomings and gained insight into where future development of the open-source operating system should be headed.

"After a tortuous five days of tests, audited by the best and the brightest from Mindcraft, Microsoft and Red Hat Software Inc., and despite significant tuning improvements made on the Linux side, Windows NT 4.0 still beat Linux using the Apache Web server and Samba in every performance category, although the margin of victory was smaller than in Mindcraft's tests.

"But far more interesting is that, in all the areas in which the Linux community cried foul, its assumptions were wrong. Where kernel problems were found, fixes are already under way."

Complete story.