"...We evaluated each product according to five categories: core
services, management services, scalability, enterprise fit and
Internet-specific services. Windows 2000 Advanced Server and
NetWare 5.1 are still the best choices for intranet
file-and-print-services deployments. With the release of Windows
2000, Microsoft has joined NetWare by offering a full-scale
directory service. The directory enhances core services and
manageability and, in the case of NDS eDirectory, improves
cross-platform integration as well."
"All the products tested offer a full plate of Internet
services, from Web to DHCP and DNS. Windows 2000 and NetWare
integrate these services into the directory, but Solaris and Linux
were designed for the Internet from the beginning. Companies
implementing a purely Internet-based service would do well to look
at Solaris or Red Hat first."
"Solaris on SPARC is the clear winner when considering
single-box computing power with support for up to 64 processors.
Windows 2000 Advanced Server does a good job with horizontal
scalability supporting up to 32 nodes via load-balancing for
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