[linux-elitists] Re: FW: MS claims w2k is better than solaris 8 (fwd)

Jay Sulzberger jays@panix.com
Fri Feb 18 09:24:39 PST 2000

On Fri, 18 Feb 2000, Deirdre Saoirse wrote:

> Occasionally, the Unix Rabbi (yes, he really IS a Rabbi) has something
> interesting to say even though he really only uses Solaris. See snipped
> post below. Interesting to see the rationale.
> -- 
> _Deirdre   *   http://www.linuxcabal.net   *   http://www.deirdre.net
> "Mars has been a tough target" -- Peter G. Neumann, Risks Digest Moderator
> "That's because the Martians keep shooting things down." -- Harlan Rosenthal
> <Harlan.Rosenthal@Dialogic.com>, retorting in Risks Digest 20.60
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2000 07:49:44 -0800
> From: "Remer, Hershel" <Hershel.Remer@marconiastronics.com>
> Reply-To: UUASC@uuasc.org
> To: uuasc@uuasc.org
> Subject: Re: FW: MS claims w2k is better than solaris 8
> BS"D
> [snip]
> Brian. Don't even go there.  Whenever M$ puts out benchmarks, performance
> stats, etc, what do we know about them?  They are wigged out to the max.  I
> know someone personally who used to conduct OS benchmarks for Compaq.  He
> was explicitly commanded there to make sure the test was rigged enough so
> that M$ always finished on top.  Why?  Because M$ Crap requires more
> resources, and thus, sells more hardware.
> I don't know the details of the 84%  ( I screwed you up by posting 86%
> earlier, btw ) findings, but I would bet a dollar to a doughnut that the
> reality is the exact opposite. Meaning, the Solaris equipment, software, and
> maintenance actually costs 84% of the TCO of the M$ crap, and performed 3x
> better.

I think that to some degree the free software propaganda effort has fallen
down on the benchmark front.  We should state clearly that in the past all
these claims have been shown to be false.  Since we are satisfied that
Microsoft lies, we are only willing to discuss their claims after they pay
us to run the benchmarks ourselves, without their being in the room.


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