View Full Version : Server OS reliability survey 2008

January 9th, 2009, 11:37 PM
See: http://www.iaps.com/2008-server-reliability-survey.html
And: http://www.iaps.com/exc/yankee-group-2007-2008-server-reliability.pdf

It's nice to see that Linux at least around twice as reliable as Windows 2000. :)

Even Ubuntu is doing really well, despite claims by some that it is too unstable.

There are some anomalies with minor distributions like TurboLinux and Mandriva, which I guess is due to small sample size for those distributions.

Dr Small
January 9th, 2009, 11:45 PM
Ubuntu is unstable. It crashed at least once a month on my last year. (Ok, ok. So it was harware problems). But I am moving to Debian soon :D

January 9th, 2009, 11:48 PM
No BSD...

January 10th, 2009, 12:18 AM
Looks weird, I always heard Debian is more stable than Ubuntu yet Debian is over 5 and Ubuntu is just over 1.... looks a bit dodgy.


January 10th, 2009, 12:31 AM
As a long time Windows sysadmin one of the reasons Windows does so poorly is each month when the updates come out they always require a reboot. When your boss wants you to have 99.9% uptime those monthly reboots count against you and makes it impossible to meet that goal. I got much closer when I ran the old Novell Netware stuff.

January 10th, 2009, 01:57 AM
That article is a year old. I wonder what the current numbers look like...if they are the same or significantly different...

January 10th, 2009, 02:03 AM
I wonder how NetBSD fared.