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Re: Debian/GNU Freebsd (+binary compatablity?)



morpheus@rpglink.com (Steve Lamb)  wrote on 18.02.99 in <E10DklK-0004Ru-00@teleute.rpglink.com>:

> On Fri, 19 Feb 1999 18:29:45 +1100, Craig Sanders wrote:
>
> >e.g. many will still try to claim that freebsd's networking code is
> >better/faster than linux'. it was, years ago. linux has been beating
> >freebsd in network performance for years.
>
>     OK, playing devil's advocate here for a moment.  If that is the case,
> then why do we constantly see FreeBSD breaking records on ftp.cdrom.com
> while Red Hat, at Comdex, was balancing the load over several, more
> powerful, machines at a lower threshhold than the max on cdrom.com?

Maybe because they have different policies?

How does the actual performance compare, from a user's point of view,  
between the Red Hat and the cdrom.com servers?

Somehow, I suspect that a server maxed out enough to break records is  
*not* what I'd like as a user.

MfG Kai


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