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From: (Joost van der Locht)
Subject: NT+Netscape or Linux+Apache??? Help
Date: 1997/02/23
Message-ID: <>#1/1
X-Deja-AN: 220930303
Organization: Procomp Visuals
Newsgroups: comp.infosystems.www.servers.unix,comp.infosystems.www.servers.misc

Hi There,

For my Internet Service I need a good/stable/fast system. 
I'm Thinking of:
- 2x Dual Pentium Pro's
- 2x 128 M
- 2x lot of gig's
- all of this clustered or mirrored or what ever to achieve load
balancing and avoid a single point of failure.

What is a good choice for me:
Using Windows NT and (also DNS and FTP??) and Netscape Suitespot or
going for Linux and Apache and whatever.

I'm also thinking of web servicing and doing some merchandizing on the

Anyone whit some suggestions, remarks or hints, please let me know.




From: (Alan Cox)
Subject: Re: NT+Netscape or Linux+Apache??? Help
Date: 1997/02/24
Message-ID: <5es7g0$>#1/1
X-Deja-AN: 221065661
References: <>
Organization: CymruNET
Newsgroups: comp.infosystems.www.servers.unix,comp.infosystems.www.servers.misc

In article <>,
Joost van der Locht <> wrote:
>Using Windows NT and (also DNS and FTP??) and Netscape Suitespot or
>going for Linux and Apache and whatever.

Linux and Apache will be cheaper and according to benchmarks probably faster
than the equivalent NT system. It uses the internet standard components
(bind, inn, sendmail, pppd).

Equally you need to remember what percentage of your cost might be in
learning time. If you are very familiar with NT then it may make sense.

Alan Cox, Technical Director, CymruNET Ltd: Email:
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