SRO: NT Beats Linux…at least according to Microsoft-sponsored tests

Thanks to Jeremy Allison
for this link.

“It’s so simple, on the face of it. Mindcraft Inc., in a new
study commissioned by Microsoft Corp., found that ‘Microsoft
Windows NT Server 4.0 is 2.5 times faster than Linux as a File
Server and 3.7 times faster as a Web Server.'”

“Red Hat spokesperson Melissa London explains that while, “There
was a query to our contract technical support but they didn’t know
what to do with Mindcraft’s request. Had the question came through
the right channels, the public relations or the engineering staff,
we’re sure Linux would have, at least, have had a better

“That said, Jeremy Allison, a leading member of the Samba Team,
checked his records and says he can find no trace of anyone from
Mindcraft asking in Samba’s public forums about Samba tuning.
Indeed, after looking over the Mindcraft’s published Linux
parameters, he declares, “They [Mindcraft] didn’t do any tuning on
the Linux side,” says Allison.”


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