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Re: [SLUG] Linux vs Windows Documentation
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From: "Alister Waller" <email@example.com>
To: "Slug" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2001 9:00 AM
Subject: [SLUG] Linux vs Windows Documentation
> Does anyone have any good documentation on actual benchmark
> Linux and Windows servers, and also just some general
documentaion on why
> Linux is better etc etc .
> What I want to do is put together some information
> to send out to some of our customers to try and convince them
to ditch their
> NT servers and use a Linux one. We have converted several
customers but a
> few are being stubborn. We want to show them that their
systems will run
> much better and require less reboots in order to function
My 2c worth..
Are there any benchmarks that are accurate, impartial and of any
relevance to the real world?
A rhetorical question as I firmly believe that;
Benchmarks (in the IT/computing world) are flawed (in general)
because they oversimplify the system(s) whose quality they
are trying to quantify, the real chaos doesn't start until
complexities arise or are introduced.
In my opinion this is where LINUX outstrips M$ stuff, as well
as the obvious advantages that
-Its cheaper to setup maintain and extend its functionality.
-You have *complete* control over it. (which implies trust in
abilities of your staff to maintain/configure/set up such
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