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Re: Why Linux, Why Debian

On Sat, 14 Feb 2004 07:45, Philip Brown <phil@bolthole.com> wrote:
> If someone is specifically interested in
> "how does solaris compare with linux", I would suggest finding a SCSI-based
> x86 machine, and doing the comparison on that box.

Why SCSI?  For the same money IDE will significantly outperform SCSI.  One of 
the advantages of x86 systems is that you can use cheap IDE disks instead of 
expensive SCSI disks.

> (or contrariwise, running sparclinux vs sparc/solaris, of course)

ssh is significantly slower on SPARC Linux than on SPARC/Solaris or Intel.  
Something about the optimisation of the crypto code.  While there are issues 
like that it's difficult to do good tests for comparing machines.

http://www.coker.com.au/selinux/   My NSA Security Enhanced Linux packages
http://www.coker.com.au/bonnie++/  Bonnie++ hard drive benchmark
http://www.coker.com.au/postal/    Postal SMTP/POP benchmark
http://www.coker.com.au/~russell/  My home page

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