Linux/Samba vs NT (PR#13195)

Jeremy Allison jallison at
Fri Jan 29 17:25:07 GMT 1999

tomh at wrote:
> I was having a discussion with a MS person about the performance of NT.
> I got this reply:
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> By the way, I looked into that claim that Linux could outperform NT server,
> and my source claimed that the test was done on different hardware (i.e. it
> was rigged) and that Linux still loses to NT on equivalent HW, although "it
> has gotten closer."  Do you have a reference to a particular test that
> showed otherwise?
> ---------------------------------------
> The reference is the claim that Linux with Samba can serve files faster
> than an NT server.  Samba's web page says they are fast, but a) on high
> end hardware that NT doesn't run on and b) it wasn't Linux.
> References that show Linux/Samba to be faster than NT on the same hardware
> would be appreciated.

You may be a very happy man soon :-).

Do you get the US trade press magazine PC Week ?

If so - look at a front page story to appear on Monday, Feb 1st
about Linux on Intel hardware + Samba and fileserving..


	Jeremy Allison,
	Samba Team.

Buying an operating system without source is like buying
a self-assembly Space Shuttle with no instructions.

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