On Tue, 11 Dec 2001, Scott Klement wrote:

> Why not run FreeBSD instead of Linux?  That's what OSX is based on,
> FreeBSD.  It's every bit as free as Linux, and IMHO it runs faster and
> more stable...

Free of charge, yes - protecting freedom, I don't believe so.  But this
isn't a license debate list so I'll stop right there.  As for running
faster/more stable I think that is debatable.  Lies, d*** lies, and
benchmarks...

But benchmarks make me think of something:  does anyone have any idea how
iSeries, linux, and *BSD stack up when run on similarly priced hardware?
My boss is getting a new iSeries for about $20,000 (not including
software).  If I bought a linux/*bsd capable machine for $20,000 how would
they compare?  Both machines would have to run DB2 for any kind of proper
comparison.  Has anyone done such a test?  I'm not really interested in
TCO but rather raw speed :)

James Rich
james@eaerich.com



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