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Re: InfoWorld Cooks Data so Microsoft will win
On Thu, 18 Dec 1997 04:48:37 -0500 (EST), firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>If you check out the following URL:
>InfoWorld may point out that some of the OS's they tested, such as Mac, had
>to be run on different hardware, and that others, such as Solaris, were
>best tested elsewhere, even though they are available for Intel. Neither
>of these comments applies to Linux, which, like Windows, was developed and
>is still most widely deployed on Intel. InfoWorld may also protest that it
>was testing Java portability, not benchmarking OS's. This objection is
>belied by the fact that the introduction to the article chiefly compares
>the performance of the OS's. Personally, I think a public issue should be
>made of this, as it can undermine InfoWorld's credibility as an objective
>source of technical information, which they can ill afford. More
>importantly, if this article gets attention, it can serve to cause greater
>questioning of trade press biases generally, and bring Linux forward in the
>public mind as an alternative to Windows.
Just as they say: "JAVA Performance varies from platform to platform".
What absolute drivel. I have seen far more serious science fair projects
among 4th graders.