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Date:      Mon, 24 Jul 2000 17:21:10 -0300 (ADT)
From:      The Hermit Hacker <scrappy@hub.org>
To:        Jeremiah Gowdy <jgowdy@home.com>
Cc:        Adam <bsdx@looksharp.net>, freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG, freebsd-smp@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Need to compare FreeBSD -> Solaris 8 ...
Message-ID:  <Pine.BSF.4.21.0007241719570.340-100000@thelab.hub.org>
In-Reply-To: <000201bff5aa$dd3162f0$0100000a@netfinity>

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On Mon, 24 Jul 2000, Jeremiah Gowdy wrote:

> > > > but I need suggestions on what software I should be running for
> > > >doing the benchmarking ... it has to be apples to apples
> > > >... iozone-freebsd vs iozone-solaris, etc ...
> > > >
> > > > Since there doesn't appear to be one already, I'll compile my
> > > >results and put them up on a web page for everyone to see and comment
> upon
> > > >...
> > >
> > > Is that legal?  Check the license for Solaris..
> >
> > D'oh ... never thought about that, but now that you do mention it, most
> > likely it isn't *sigh*  God, I hate commercial software :(
> >
> > Welp, there goes that plan ... inhouse use only :(
> 
> 
> It's not legal to benchmark two OSes and post the results ?  Since when ?
> That seems like BS to me.  If that's true, the freedoms in this country are
> already gone.

Actually, from reading reports of benchmarking that the SQUID folks did
and posted awhile back, several vendors have this "don't post
results" policy ... I think it falls under "if we look good, go for it,
but if we look bad, we'll sue your proverbial ass off" ...




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