Linked by David Adams on Thu 17th Jul 2008 05:59 UTC, submitted by Caffeine Deprived
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Microsoft's Windows beat operating system rivals Mac OS X and Ubuntu in a three-month test of update server uptime, according to Pingdom, a Swedish uptime monitoring company.
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RE: Wow...
by Jokel on Thu 17th Jul 2008 07:03 UTC in reply to "Wow..."
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The point is that using Ubuntu you have a 1.4% risk you have to wait longer than 10 full endless minutes to get your updates if you are only using two specific mirrors. That's very, very, very, very, very, very bad!!!! You can't use Linux because it's totally unreliable!!! Use only Windows, because Windows is allway's reliable and up-to-date and..... ehh, wait a moment here...

It sounds a bit strange to me they choose only one populair distro to measure the (implied) reliability of the complete Linux range. Canonical is big, but not that big. How about RedHat? Would they be a bit more reliable, just because they have more physical servers available? What about Linux from Novell (Opensuse, SUSE Linux Enterprise)? They have far more update servers available than Canonical. What about Debian? Etct. etc.

Do they really need something like this to put Windows in a better daylight? If that is the case Linux must be gaining more momentum than I was thinking. On the other hand - Microsoft is a company that wont accept any competition at all. They are willing to throw in billions of dollars amd lots of "payed research", just to stamp out something that is threathning to gain more than 0,000001% of their market share. Linux must be a total nightmare for them by now...

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