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Date:      Wed, 5 May 1999 14:43:52 -0400 (EDT)
From:      "James A. Mutter" <>
To:        David Schwartz <>
Cc:, John Reynolds~ <>, freebsd-chat@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   RE: Mindcruft ...
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In-Reply-To: <000301be9725$4e6c7f30$>

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:> Generally, a fair test on a level playing field.
:	Same hardware is not a level playing field. Sensible people optimize the
:hardware for the operating system they plan to use. I could show you Linux
:and NT beating the stuffing out of FreeBSD by using my MX98713 network card
:in 100Mbps half duplex mode. For some reason FreeBSD chokes on it.
:	DS
Well then, you need to find hardware that is equally agreeable, or as
close to equally agreeable as you can get, to _all_ operating systems.
Running the tests on different hardware just gives the critics
one more thing to be critical of.

I don't belive that you can have a "level playing field" without the
same hardware.

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