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Linux, Unix more reliable than Windows

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LAST YEAR, WE wrote about a controversial report penned by technology research and consulting outfit the Yankee Group, claiming that Windows was more reliable than Linux.

The Yankee Group has been busy again this year, but its latest report seems to offer a very different story to last year’s, with Windows now performing significantly worse than its Linux and Unix rivals.

The Yankee Group's second annual Server Operating System Reliability survey takes pains to note that all the major operating systems are in fact fairly reliable when it comes down to it, but that some have come on leaps and bounds, while others have slipped since last surveyed.

Like last year, UNIX, the main Linux distributions from Novell and Red Hat as well as open sauce Ubuntu, was again found to be heads and shoulders above the rest, with 99.999% reliability, taking the title of undisputed victor in Yankee’s

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