> Just out of interest, Brian, can you tell us anything about
> the relative "reboot frequency" of the two boxes?
> Just recently I had to powerdown one of my Linux servers to
> allow work on the mains power supply and was rather annoyed
> because it was just short of one year [331 days as I recall].
> My experience of NT has been "one reboot a week or it will
> slow to a crawl and then fall over"...
If it does not fall over for other reasons anyway...
My Linux box had been running for seven months before I
installed Sybase on it and has been running for three months
since - WITHOUT ANY PROBLEMS WHATSOEVER :-)))
NT is so unreliable that I don't keep it running at all, but
power it up just for testing purposes.
But then as a freelance consultant I can do that... yippeeee
More seriously I would not recommend an NT server
for any mission critical job whatsoever.