You may hear it in a Bud Ice commercial, but ZDNet doesn’t seem to agree. In an article entitled Can You Trust This Pengiun? they examine the current status of Linux’s feature set, how that feature set compares to both Microsoft and commercial Unixes, and what areas need improvement.
Personally, I was very impressed by both the length and breadth of the article; it covers desktops to journaling file systems to TCO, and it’s a full nine pages long. My favorite part was an account of a ten-month long test of NT vs. Linux stability done on Pentium 100’s with 64 MB of RAM. The NT box crashed once every six weeks and took a half hour to fix after each crash. By way of comparison, neither Linux box (one with Red Hat and one with Caldera OpenLinux) crashed at all. Pretty impressive. Thanks to Linux Today for pointing me to this one.