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Windows Grizzled Unix vet Paul Venezia tips his cap to the Windows Server crew, suggesting that the lessons of Unix history have not been lost on Microsoft -- and that's one reason why Windows Server has become so complex. 'The Windows Server of today has more in common with Unix than many people want to admit. The upside: more stable servers, greater scope of services, better adherence to standards, and Microsoft's newfound willingness to work with its competition. The downside is that Windows has become more complex than Unix from a management and administration point of view,' Venezia writes, even if he still sees some Windows admin practices as prime examples of how not to administer servers.
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RE[3]: Comment by kvarbanov
by lucas_maximus on Thu 10th Mar 2011 20:26 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kvarbanov"
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All he was saying is that Windows Server is usually not thought of as good as Unix and uptime is one indicator of server stability.

We have one Web server that can deal with 100% CPU load at peak periods and it doesn't fall over.

The London Stock exchange problems were probably more to do with the fact it was running on SQL Server 2000 which is far slower than newer versions than anything else.

Edited 2011-03-10 20:27 UTC

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