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NetworkWorldFusion: Microsoft Benchmarks Step Up Linux Assault

Sep 05, 2003, 14:30 (41 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert McMillan)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"Stepping up its campaign against the Linux operating system, Microsoft Thursday released file and Web serving benchmark results that, it claims, show Linux on the mainframe lags behind Windows 2003 on Intel systems in terms of performance for the money.

"Microsoft ran the benchmark tests in response to what it believes were IBM's unsubstantiated claims about the benefits of running Linux on its mainframe hardware, according to Microsoft General Manager of Platform Strategy Martin Taylor. 'IBM was making some claims and customers were trying to figure some things out and didn't have the facts in front of them,' he said..."

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