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Another Microsoft-funded study has been released that says Windows is better than Linux. This time the issue is reliability.
The topic is a fairly interesting one. Microsoft commissioned Veritest to create a scenario in which Linux and Windows administrators had to undertake a variety of tasks, such as provisioning servers and replicating data while responding to various failures and outages.
The Windows administrators completed 21 percent more of the proactive tasks, according to the study, which was released on Tuesday night. Microsoft also said that Windows Server 2003 administrators caught four times as many issues that would have resulted in a loss of service than did the testers using Red Hat Enterprise Linux.