Re: Windows, yeeuch

From: Frank Smith <>
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 1997 10:28:14 -0500 (CDT)

Ok - consider this:
   For smaller site, the UNIX variant could be a no-cost solution. My
squid is running on an old 486DX2-66 that was unwanted in the company.
I installed Linux and squid (with a 400mb cache) and get about a 25-30%
hit rate on 50k requests/day and a load average of around 0.2 or so during
working hours.
   Even if no one on site knows UNIX, you could probably have a
consultant set it up for a lot less than the cost of an NT license, even
if you don't factor in the hardware cost savings (this machine is way below
the recommended hardware requirements for NT).


> Ok - consider this:
> A smallish cache can get a reasonable hit rate for customers with
> a similar 'site-profile' (they like the same sites, all go and read the same
> online newspapers every day, etc). It doesn't need much disk space - say 1
> gig, and squid isn't very cpu intensive. I think that for a case like this,
> a cache running on a NT machine with a good CPU should be fine. I am

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Received on Fri Sep 05 1997 - 08:37:38 MDT

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