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RE: The term "operating system"
From: Michael Katz[SMTP:MKATZ@novell.com]
Reply To: MKATZ@novell.com
Sent: Thursday, November 13, 1997 12:59 PM
To: Multiple recipients of list
Subject: Re: The term "operating system"
Microsoft desktop products. The facts indicate that NT pales as an
application server when compared to Unix, and that NT is not even in the
same category as NetWare 4.11/IntranetWare from Novell as a network
In the same 'what' catagory, performance? Can we expect a posting from novell.com
to offer an objective, unbiased, factual comparison?
In a similar vein, the latest WindowsNT Magazine has an article detailing their lab tests
pitting NT head-to-head w/ NetWare 4.11. The only reason I'd take their conclusions over
yours is that they detail exactely how the experiment was done, what equipment and
software was used, what was measured and how the data was interpreted. One of the
principles of science is that I could recreate and independantly verify the experiment
and it's results.
I used to admire Netware's approach of running all processes in processor ring0 just for
the shear, raw performance - but this 'shields down' approach means that any module can take
down the whole server, which is fine if your running a production server w/ known, well tested
modules. But I just want to have processes 'compartmentalized' and isolated, running in
their own memory space - what IBM used to advertise as 'Crash Protection'.