"Stepping up its campaign against the Linux operating system,
Microsoft Thursday released file and Web serving benchmark results
that, it claims, show Linux on the mainframe lags behind Windows
2003 on Intel systems in terms of performance for the money.
"Microsoft ran the benchmark tests in response to what it
believes were IBM's unsubstantiated claims about the benefits of
running Linux on its mainframe hardware, according to Microsoft
General Manager of Platform Strategy Martin Taylor. 'IBM was making
some claims and customers were trying to figure some things out and
didn't have the facts in front of them,' he said..."
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