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Re: Solaris vs Windows 2000

From: Lyndon Tiu <>
Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 16:28:48 -0800
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Linux Rulz!!!

On Monday 11 November 2002 03:13 pm, wrote:
> Dear List,
> Believe me, I am not trying to rehash an old topic, start any
> flame wars, nor look for supporting evidence for my admitted
> bias toward unix operating systems.
> Now that that's out of the way, what I am trying to do is find
> objective material comparing the use of MS Windows 2000
> Server on Intel HW to Solaris on Sun HW.
> This is for an SAP implementation. We are currently running
> SAP 4.0b on MS NT 4.0 SP 6, on Dell 4 CPU Servers. ( I forget
> just which server )
> As part of our process to upgrade the system to 4.6c and more
> recent versions of Oracle ( like 8.1.7 ), we are trying to do a
> comparison of the features, benefits and advantages of using
> Win2k Server and Solaris.
> Please don't refer me to such sites as and
> The information at is dated
> and applies to NT, not Win2k.
> is a nice site, but doesn't really offer comparisons,
> just information on each OS.
> There is quite a bit of material available at
> Try:
> PC Mag has a nice article comparing different platforms for use as a
> webserver:,4149,6615,00.asp
> They actually chose IBM running Windows 2000.
> Windows 2000 is in use here as a server platform for one database that
> is used as the backend to a rather troublesome application. The Win2k
> server is running Oracle The database has been bounced 2 or
> 3 times in the last year.
> Once was to clear up a strange but non-fatal problem with Oracle. That
> was
> back in July, the previous system restart had been in December 2001.
> Server
> and database were up without interruption for 7 months.
> Though I prefer Solaris, I'm having a difficult time coming up with many
> valid
> reasons for recommending it over Win2k.
> A few that I do have:
> Sun service is superior to Dell service. They've proven this to us. ( We
> have other
> Sun machines in house )
> Sun scales better. At least on 32 bits. We're at 4 CPU's. If we need to
> go past that
> I would think we should go with Sun. I don't know about Win2k Advanced
> Server, as it
> is a 64 bit platform, and I think the licensing would go up quite a bit.
> I welcome all objective comparisons of Solaris and Win2k Server, whether
> your own
> thoughts, or a link or links to articles you are aware of.
> Thanks,
> Jared

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