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ITWeb: Outrage at Microsoft's independent, yet sponsored NT 4.0/Linux research

Apr 22, 1999, 09:34 (29 Talkback[s])
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"Linux supporters have reacted violently to the Microsoft SA release (Independent research shows NT 4.0 outperforms Linux) published on ITWeb yesterday, saying "the study was paid for by Microsoft" and that "a very highly-tuned NT server was pitted against a very poorly tuned Linux server"."

"In response, Ian Hatton, Windows platform manager at Microsoft SA, says these comments are valid. "Microsoft did sponsor the benchmark testing and the NT server was better tuned than the Linux one.""

"Hatton also admits that the Linux system would have performed better if it had been better optimised. "Having said that, I must say that I still trust the Windows NT server would have outperformed the Linux one.""

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This is a follow-up story to yesterday's ITWeb story. --dw