incrediBILL - 9:18 pm on Mar 18, 2010 (gmt 0)
I've always used MS servers for anything you can think of and they always run great.
Nobody's disputing that whatsoever.
What has been disputed is the efficiency of those servers.
For instance, back in the 90s did a heads up concurrent transaction test of the exact same ecommerce software on Linux and Windows and the Linux machine hands down outperformed the Windows web server.
Another instance, an old client of mine ran a very large and busy ecommerce site on a single Linux machine but had to switch to Windows because of some backend software they wanted to integrate in real-time. Just switching the ecommerce side to Windows required 2 front-end servers to handle the same load.
However, Macks test isn't about OS speed, efficiency or servers.
This thread is about whether Linux could be used by the average consumer, does GUI and the software exist to let the average user get the average tasks done, and the answer is a clear and resounding yes.
but I will miss Photoshop 5.5
I assume you've tried Gimp, not exactly the same but decent.