"Do you want to look good--I mean Ricky Martin- or Jennifer
Lopez-good--to your enterprise customers? Then try on Linux 2.4,
the new look of enterprise operating systems. In the past, we've
found that Linux makes an outstanding Web or file server. On the
Web, armed with the Apache Web server, Linux 2.2.x machines have
long stood with the BSD servers as the best, least expensive Web
servers. In offices, powered by the Samba server message block
(SMB) service, Linux makes for a fine Windows-compatible file
"Linux 2.4, however, is ready for more--much more--with its
enterprise-class features, including major-league symmetric
multiprocessing (SMP), multithreaded networking with improved CPU
performance, improved memory handling, logical volume management,
better handling of RAID drives, and a kernel-level Web daemon. Put
them together and you not only have a great Web server and
departmental file server, you also have a server capable of
enterprise services from massive database engines to enterprise
wide file serving."
"Only testing on large-scale test beds will be able to tell if
Linux 2.4 can keep up with W2K Server in enterprise deployments.
We think Linux 2.4 shows every sign of being ready and able to
handle enterprise services against not just the likes of W2K, but
Solaris and HP-UX, as well."
"Has the time come to suit up with Linux 2.4, walk into your
enterprise customer's office, and tell them it's time for Linux? In
our opinion, the answer is a yes--if you know Linux well. This
Linux is as scalable as any enterprise system and has a low
admission price that many customers will find attractive."
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