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RoD
05-06-2003, 03:46 PM
I found this while browsing neworder a bit ago. Not trying to starte any windows/linux war just wanted to post it for people to read as it is pc related news. I say go windows hehe.

http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=9333

BMJ
05-06-2003, 03:58 PM
Windows 2003 is a nice server platform.
Linux is a nice server platform.

Both have their uses.

RoD
05-06-2003, 04:47 PM
I havent got a chance to play with Windows 2003 since RC1 so i dont really know its benifits, but it looked promising.

damonbrinkley
05-06-2003, 05:22 PM
I didn't read past the first sentence which read



IT WILL COME as no surprise that the tests involved, although performed by an independent lab, were sponsored by Microsoft

BMJ
05-06-2003, 05:41 PM
Not even the next sentance?
But that doesn't change their basic validity.

RoD
05-06-2003, 05:42 PM
It had to be funded by someone, i think that yea it might be slightly biased but the records are pretty clear cut.

damonbrinkley
05-06-2003, 05:44 PM
Nope, I've seen enough of these in the past that are sponsored by Microsoft and have learned to ignore them.

BMJ
05-06-2003, 06:21 PM
The tests were conducted on 8-processor servers; And Windows is more mature with SMP, I still love Windows haters though.

damonbrinkley
05-06-2003, 06:40 PM
So now I'm a Windows hater? Alrighty then, if you say so. I work in a quite immense Windows environment (800 desktops around 50 servers) daily and enjoy it quite a bit most of the time. I just don't buy into Microsoft's marketing babble like most other people.

valar_king
05-06-2003, 07:02 PM
I didn't know there was a Windows 2003...

Xei
05-06-2003, 07:20 PM
I have Windows 2003 Enterprise installed with a dual boot with Windows XP Professional. I set up a StreamCast server on it and streamed a couple simpson episodes and MP3s. I like it, I plan on using it alot more.

BMJ
05-06-2003, 08:54 PM
Originally posted by Xei
I have Windows 2003 Enterprise installed with a dual boot with Windows XP Professional.How the heck could you afford the $3,999 price tag on 2003 Enterprise? :D

Xei
05-06-2003, 09:07 PM
Originally posted by BMJ
How the heck could you afford the $3,999 price tag on 2003 Enterprise? :D

It costs that much? lol
I'll give you one guess...

TravisS
05-06-2003, 09:10 PM
And that one guess is the free 120 day trial, right? ;)

PorkyChop
05-06-2003, 09:14 PM
I dunno about windows 2003 but I do know why I use Linux: it's free, it works as well or better than windows for my uses(programming, gaming), and I have the source code. Plus I just love having 7 different tty's(consoles, you could say) running at the same time, along with 4 different GUI workspaces. Is it true that you will have to authenticate with MS servers to use your operating system? If so, I have a feeling it's going to suck to be a Windows user. It's kind of like your computer won't really belong to you anymore.

TravisS
05-06-2003, 09:17 PM
The Windows OS has never belonged to the user anyway... it is a liscense agreement that allows us to use it, that is all.

PorkyChop
05-06-2003, 09:21 PM
good point.

Xei
05-06-2003, 09:40 PM
Originally posted by PorkyChop
I dunno about windows 2003 but I do know why I use Linux: it's free, it works as well or better than windows for my uses(programming, gaming), and I have the source code. Plus I just love having 7 different tty's(consoles, you could say) running at the same time, along with 4 different GUI workspaces. Is it true that you will have to authenticate with MS servers to use your operating system? If so, I have a feeling it's going to suck to be a Windows user. It's kind of like your computer won't really belong to you anymore.

How do you use Linux for gaming? I tried getting Wine to run Hitman, Hitman 2, Need For Speed Porsche Unleashed, RalliSport Challenge, F1 2002, and MOHAA.... didn't work at all - I even tried adding the DLL's the games wanted to Wine and its config file, no success. I tried Win4Lin but then I may as well go to Windows; So what exactly do you play on Linux? and how did you get it working?

edit: BTW, I also was using Redhat 8.0 with kernel version 2.4.18-14

PorkyChop
05-06-2003, 09:51 PM
The only game I play using wine is half-life. All games that use the quake 3 engine are ported to Linux, I think(i could very well be wrong). Could you find any wine HOWTO's on any of those games?

RoD
05-06-2003, 10:02 PM
Windows 2003 is, or was, also called windows .net if that clears anything up. It hasnt been officially released but there are beta's that we testers are nice enough to supply among the surfers of the internet.

Xei
05-06-2003, 10:38 PM
Originally posted by PorkyChop
The only game I play using wine is half-life. All games that use the quake 3 engine are ported to Linux, I think(i could very well be wrong). Could you find any wine HOWTO's on any of those games?

Only on Half Life, which I don't play.

Rod said:
Windows 2003 is, or was, also called windows .net if that clears anything up. It hasnt been officially released but there are beta's that we testers are nice enough to supply among the surfers of the internet.

I bought the Windows .NET RC2 and it is identical to Windows Server 2003 Enterprise. Also, Microsoft had a countdown for when Windows 2003 and Visual Studio 2003 came out, and they are both for sale now cause they have purchasing options at their site and the countdown is over. What do you mean by officially released?

ZerOrDie
05-06-2003, 11:34 PM
now for the real test... 2003 vs bsd

i suspect 2003 loses

RoD
05-07-2003, 04:28 AM
I didnt know that it was on the market, i thought it was still in testing. Cool i'll have to get it.