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SlashTCO: A Comparison Between Linux and Windows 2000 (part 1/3)

Nov 14, 2000, 16:05 (15 Talkback[s])

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"There has been plenty of discussion about how Windows NT and Linux compare to one another, but with the recent addition of Windows 2000 to the Microsoft stable, little has been said about how this may affect any of the existing arguments for or against either OS."

"First and foremost let us consider the comparison. With four versions of Windows 2000 now available, each aimed at a different portion of the marketplace, it is necessary to be aware of the product differences in the area in which comparisons are being drawn."

"In the workstation marketplace, for example, one must compare Windows 2000 Professional; in the server market, Windows 2000 Server or Win2k Advanced Server for multi-processor systems (up to 4- or 8-way processing, appropriately); and in the enterprise marketplace, the product to study in detail is Windows 2000 Datacentre Server with support for up to 32 processors and 64Gb of RAM. It is only fair to compare like with like, after all."

"The enterprise-level platform - Datacentre Server - has yet to make any impact. Indeed, the very definition of 'enterprise' can be argued, so for the purposes of this article the workstation and server markets are discussed."

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