Re: your mail

Alvin Starr (
Mon, 8 May 1995 22:34:11 +0500

> Could anyone describe the pros and cons of various systems (operating
> system, hardware/software, connections, etc.) for setting up a Web Server
> for home or office.
> Is a mac better than windows NT or Sparcstation? For the office we have
> direct access to the internet and we have one Sparcstation 20 and one Sparc
> 5. We may or may not be able to use those for internet apps. Should be
> purchase another Sparc or buy a NT?
> For the home what would be best?
If you are not going to make heavy use of the web server it may be a good
idea to use Linux on a 386 clone PC. The price for linux is right, about
$20-$50 for a CD. The performance is acceptable, Linux will run quite happly
on an 8M system.

If you have a reason to want to minimize your support issues then it may be
worth your while to go with a sparc solution since you allready have 2.

Windows NT will work but the cost/performace of NT is about 1/2 of that
of linux. Also the off the shelf software for NT is nowhere as complete as
that available for Linux/Solaris.

I have installed Internet services on the 3 above OS's and am baseing my
comments on experiance.

Mac I have no idea about

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