“Is Server 2003 fast? Yes, it’s easily outdistances anything that Microsoft has ever shown us before. And, yes, it’s faster than Linux. It is stable? Based on about two weeks of testing with the final release, I would say that it’s also the most stable Microsoft operating system I’ve ever seen. But then again, I’m not asking it to do much besides basic file/print. The functionality servers that any business needs are largely not there. Ironically, this reminds me of the old claim against Linux that it didn’t have any applications. That was never true of Linux, but it is true of Server 2003.” Read the article at Practical-Tech by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols.