May 12, 2004
Some OS Myths Debunked

There's a good series of articles over at on Common OS Myths Debunked. Not all Linux friendly and not all Windows friendly. I don't agree with all of the writers opinions, but so far it seems to be pretty brually honest. For example, when talking about the "myth" that windows is bad for the server the author says (after agreeing that the myth isn't a myth at all):
s more effectively, than on a Linux system where the web server is running "far removed from the OS." I am no security expert but if you tried to sell your web server to the Linux community on the basis that it "works in kernel space instead of user space!" you would be laughed out of the room, and possibly the state.
It's a good read, both to take stock of your own misconceptions as well as to get some ammo when talking to people who insist that "X is better than Y for Z".

Posted by Arcterex at May 12, 2004 11:24 AM