New Linux Study Suggests Fundamental Microsoft Credibility Problems
Opinion: Another day, another lame attempt by Microsoft to show that Windows is better than Linux.This time around, Microsoft commissioned a study to show that Windows does a better job of serving e-commerce applications than Linux does. Of course, in the study, they didnt use the same e-commerce or back-engine DBMSs. OK, right there, without saying another word, anyone who really knows anything about benchmarking knows that the study is fundamentally flawed. Youre not comparing apples to apples; youre comparing apples and oranges.
It would be a different story, if you were trying to compare the transaction speed and reliability of e-commerce packages, but thats not the case here. Microsoft was trying to prove that Windows was better than Linux.