[BiO BB] Unix or Linux

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Tue Nov 13 22:24:52 EST 2001


The ends must justify the means.

1. If you are prudent with budget and primarily focus on number
   crunching then use Linux ( preferably RedHat 7.1 ).
   The I/O capabilities in Linux beat the other UNices pants down
   and is even faster than Windows, though marginally.

2. If you are more interested in analysis of information in a
   visually intuitive way, invest in Windows NT ( SP 6 ) so that
   you a sophisticated and mature UI. 
   Avoid Win9X and Win2K and WinXP because they are either not
   stable or just demanding in terms of hardware requirements.
   However NT Server 4.0 is currently quite stable and doesn't
   crash at all, if you have been careful with the quality of RAM.

Let me know if you need additional quantitative data.

Hope this helps.


> On Tue, Nov 06, 2001 at 09:37:46AM -0800, Peri Suraj wrote:
> > 
> > 1. UNIX ( Digital, Solaris, IRIX that are proprietory
> > and robust)
> > 2. LINUX( Free, widely used and flexible)
> > 
> > Folks, what would you prefer?

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