Sweeping statements like that usually are by definition wrong. Each OS
has its plusses and minuses. It happens to be that on average, NT, like
all MS products, is unreliable, and I cringe at the thought of
safety-critical apps running on NT (how do you verify an app on an OS
which is TOTALLY closed?!?). Solaris is a very nice OS, used in many
serious RT apps (FAA collision avoidance, for example), but is a royal
pain to configure out of the box. Linux is more user freindly than
Solaris, and while on the one hand doesn't have the same long track
record as Solaris, it is improving much faster, is 100% verifiable
(since you have the source code), and has a slightly larger development
team with quite a bit of tallent, which promises good things to come :-)
> Linux is only a TOY, and NT is a total JOKE. You guys should check out
> if you guys are driving hardware not supported under Solaris, the
> hardware is too new (ergo not tested), or is bad.
> > 1. In comp.arch.embedded it isn't so interesting...
> > 2.Yes. Linux has some problems with threads...
> > 3.Yes. Linux hasn't problems with drivers for newest devices...(no drivers -
> > no problems).
> > At7
> > P.S. Don't worry. Linux's enough good OS w/o any tests...
> > >Bruce Weiner wrote in his rebuttal:
> > > "Setting the Record Straight: Where ABCnews.com Got It Right and Wrong":
> > > "2.Mindcraft used a server with a MegaRAID controller
> > > with a beta driver (which was the latest version
> > > available at the time of the test) while the PC Week
> > > server used an eXtremeRAID controller with a fully
> > > released driver. The MegaRAID driver was single
> > > threaded while the eXtremeRAID driver was
> > > multi-threaded."
> > >That means that these Mindcraft guys were aware that they have tested
> > >the LINUX performance with a BETA DRIVER for the MegaRAID controller and
> > >they were aware that this beta driver was just a SINGLE-THREADED driver!!
> > >It's evident that the multi-threaded NT driver for the MegaRAID controller
> > >has a much better performance under havy load as a single-threaded
> > >driver ... so their so called test results are very dubiuos and rigged.
> > >As Lincoln said:"One can cheat the poeple .. but only for a limited time"
> > >Armin