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Network World Fusion: NOS showdown: NT vs. Linux

May 18, 1999, 16:32 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Henderson)

Thanks to Andy Barrow for this link.

"While Microsoft has the edge over Linux as a server operating system for the enterprise, don't count the little guy out."

"In a head-to-head comparison of Microsoft's Windows NT Server 4.0 and Caldera's OpenLinux 2.2,... we sized up what each had to offer..."

"We concluded that for small and mid-size networks, it's a close race because performance and administration features for the most part are equivalent. Both operating systems offer good extensibility and high availability, but need improvements regarding their ease of installation. Both can run a host of native applications. NT's applications tend to be better integrated, but Linux's are free.

"However, NT's ability to host Microsoft's electronic commerce wares and transaction integrity products,... make NT the clear choice for enterprise use."

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