"The recent commentary... asked whether Linux can live up to
its hype... Some of the world's best brains have contributed
to it -- both Linux and Unix -- over the last 30 years. Major
hardware and software vendors, including IBM, SGI, SAP, Oracle,
Informix, Sybase, Computer Associates, Novell, Hewlett-Packard and
Sun Microsystems have ported their software as well as contributed
to Linux's development. IBM has set up Linux Competency Centres in
major Asian cities..."
"So it is puzzling that a year-old and discredited Mindcraft
report -- at www.mindcraft.com -- was cited by the previous writer
as being authoritative on the relative speeds of Linux and Windows
NT. ... The shortcomings of Linux as reported in the Mindcraft
tests were acknowledged and have since been addressed. With version
2.4 of the Linux kernel -- www.kernel.org -- to be released later
this year, it would be great to rerun the same tests."
"The writer says: "Since Linux was not developed from the ground
up, there are barriers to cost-effectively deploy scalable, secure
and robust applications." This statement suggests that Linux is not
scalable or secure or robust. The widespread deployment of Linux --
and Unix in general -- in large enterprises is ample proof to the
contrary. Which CIO or CTO would agree to run a data-centre that
can only be managed by an exclusively GUI (graphical user
interface) based system?"
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