"We tested Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Windows NT Server 4.0
and Red Hat Linux 6.1 Professional using Ziff-Davis's ServerBench
4.1 suite. ServerBench measures a server's performance when used as
an application server utilising a client/server model. All three
operating systems reached a similar peak in performance."
"At a glance
Peak performance for Windows 2000 Server, NT Server 4.0 and
Professional is roughly equal at around 520 transactions per
second (TPS) in our ServerBench test.
While both Microsoft operating systems manage to sustain
performance right up to the 48-client limit of our test network,
Linux 6.1 Professional showed a steep dip once 24 clients were
Linux 6.1 Professional achieved a 69 per cent better
performance than Windows 2000 Server with a single client
Linux 6.1 Professional performed badly out of the box, but
performance can be tweaked to match that of Windows."