As thought Microsoft didn't have enough trouble with its enemies, its friends
are getting antsy and starting to look at reality. Reality doesn't become
Microsoft any better than it did the Wizard of Oz. D. H. Brown, in its
annual review of application servers ranked IBM's AIX, Sun's Solaris, SGI's
Irix, Hewlett Packard's HP-UX, and Microsoft's Windows NT. Results:
Also, the protests don't explain how NT finished dead last (by a wide margin) against OS/2, SCO and NetWare (which are not claimed as enterprise class operating systems) in VAR Business' annual survey of VARs (Value Added Resellers).
Meanwhile, Giga Information Systems found that upgrading from NetWare 4 to NT 4 would cost 2 to 3 times as much as upgrading to NetWare 5.0. Some issues raised were performance, reliability and administrative costs. An all NT network would need at least twice as many servers as NetWare, and more (and higher paid) administrators.
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