May 29, 2001
What Linux's TPC victory doesn't show
Author: JT Smith
According to eWEEK's John Taschek, the reason that Linux came out ahead in last week's TPC benchmark test was that the benchmark is flawed. Hardware was tested, not operating system performance. There is, however, still a victory for Open Source within the results: "Linux's amazing score shows that at least two companies with substantial resources... are willing to go to bat for Linux, and provide its value to the enterprise."