Windows NT Still Faster than Linux
Tests using the same equipment were done under proper supervision
from the Linux community. Why are these results so different from other
The controversial Mindcraft Linux vs. Windows NT tests have been redone under
proper supervision by Linux experts. The performance gap closed significantly,
but NT was still faster. How can this be when all other recent tests have
shown Linux to be faster, including one in Germany done after the Mindcraft
There are two major factors.
- Most Linux vs. NT tests are done on low-end equipment where Linux has a
very great advantage. The Mindcraft tests were done on extreme high end
multiple CPU equipment which Windows NT has been developed to use effectively.
Linux versions that can really take advantage of multiple CPUs are still in
- Test conditions were not "real world" by any means. Microsoft had just
developed a multi threaded TCP/IP stack, and tests were run on a machine
fitted with 4 high speed Ethernet cards so it could take advantage of that
development. It is highly unlikely any production machine would use 4 Ethernet
cards in parallel, especially to serve Web pages. You can bet, though, that
the Linux community will now develop a multi threaded TCP/IP stack.
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