October 6, 2009
There's so much emphasis placed on specific applications that we tend to forget the engines that drive them: operating systems and platforms. When evaluating performance, you can't separate the application from the operating system. A fast Web server on a slow OS will still be a slow operating system at its base, and the fast Web server can only make up so much for this lack of speed. Therefore, we present these reviews of operating systems, but the reviews have a very specific focus: their applicability as an Internet platform.