I've got to forward this to c.o.la. Ziff-Davies did a benchmark test
that didn't promote windows despite the numbers? I even have trouble
accepting this from ZD:
Subject: Linux vs. NT: Benchmarks
Date: Sun, 31 Jan 1999 18:36:23 +0100
Organization: Posted via the Nacamar Network
Just take a look at some benchmarks which compare Linux and NT as
file- and webservers at:
Yes, the benchmark has been done by Ziff-Davies. They've been trying
to hold Linux down for quite a few years, so you can't accuse them
for being unfriendly to M$ or NT.
Just guess who wins these benchmarks?
It is a rhetorical question: of course, Linux wins in every case,
as Linux fans told you before (some people, like Boris, had told
you its a lie, now you can see for yourself. I'm just thinking to
remove Boris from my killfile to see how he will react...).
It shouldn't surprise you to see what a big difference Linux makes,
and how much faster it is. At 32 clients, Linux + Samba has an
advantage of 250% (as a file server). As a web server, Linux is
up to 50% faster. Only with very few users NT is as fast as Linux.
I've just told you... and don't forget to compare the price... hehe
I hope one day they will redo this benchmark with kernel 2.2.x. Linux
has improved its performance, esp. on SMP-machines, but even for now
it kicks NT's butt.