• Subject: Interesting Comparison
  • From: Jim Blizard <jimb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 17:50:22 -0700 (PDT)

I stumbled on a comparison of operating systems on Computerworlds web
site.  It compares OS's in two classes a follows.

What follows are examples of multipurpose operating systems: 

   Digital OpenVMS Version 6.2 

   Microsoft Windows NT Server Version 3.51 
   IBM's AIX Version 4.1 
   SunSoft's Solaris Version 2.4 
   HP HP-UX Version 10.0 
   IBM OS/400 Version 3 Release 1 

Network Operating Systems

The following are examples of network operating systems: 

   Novell NetWare V3.12 
   Novell NetWare V4.1 
   Banyan VINES 

Below a chart showing only NT, AIX and OpenVMS to have 'strong'
scaleability I found this text...

"..Microsoft's NT Server Version 3.51, IBM's AIX/6000 Version 4.1, and
Digital's OpenVMS Version 6.2 are all strong in
this category. Depending on the exact configuration of the server, these
operating systems can easily support the
requirements of thousands of clients. 

NetWare Version 4.1, SCO OpenServer, Solaris Version 2.4, and OS/400
Version 3 Release 1 are all adequate in this
category. "

NT Scaleable?  What a joke.

You can find the entire load of crap at

Jim Blizard

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