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RE: GPL & commercial software, the critical distinction (fwd)

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> From: Matthew James Gering <[email protected]>
> Subject: RE: GPL & commercial software, the critical distinction (fwd)
> Date: Wed, 30 Sep 1998 23:49:10 -0700

> > No Netscape on NT or 95/98 is no where near as stable as 
> > on a Linux or Solaris box (the two that I use most).
> Correct me if I am wrong or if this has changed since they went
> open-source, but AFAIK Mozilla's Windows and Unix codebases were
> entirely independent and separately developed, so I'm not sure what
> conclusions you can draw from that.

I'd say the obvious one, the Unix code tree is more stable than the MS tree.

> Again, let's leave the OS wars off this list. I've had NT machines up
> for several months and down only for patches and upgrades.

As I have, but at nowhere near the load level that Unixes can support.
To get even near-mark performance requires larger hard drives, faster
processors, and way more ram (2x or more in many cases).


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