The five inaccurate reasons Linux beats Windows for servers
Sep 01, 2010, 03:03 (8 Talkback[s])
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"I am always interested in a good debate of Linux vs
Windows. That said, I read an article this morning talking about
the five reasons that Linux beat Windows for servers. By the time I
finished reading the article though I had a list of many reasons
why the article was actually wrong.
"Read the original article here: PC World
"Now a point by point analysis and rebuttal.
"The author of the article asserts that Linux systems are well
known for their ability to run for years without failure, handle
more processing capacity than Windows, not need to be rebooted, and
somehow never fragment.
"Linux systems are well known for their ability to run for years
without failure, however unless you are using ksplice to update
your kernel you still need to reboot when a kernel patch is
"Windows and Linux are equal at handling large numbers of
processes, as long as the processes are well written. Simply
processing doesn't degrade Windows performance any more than it
does Linux performance. Look to the Transaction Processing
Performance Council (LINK) for evidence of Windows and Linux
servers performing head to head."