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From "Johnny Kewl" <>
Subject Re: Windows or Linux as Tomcat server?
Date Mon, 18 Jun 2007 10:31:52 GMT
The memory issue is something that will probably occur on either OS... if 
you have the source code of the web-apps tell the programmer to stick them 
back into the dev environment and profile them.
Its very unlikely that its tomcat, its probably a badly written web-app.
Alternately get something like Jmeter and whack each webapp, and try see 
which one is eating memory.
Some links to help
And then on windows... you can also just watch the handles in the task 

If there is a linux expert around, use linux just because it doesnt have all 
the gui, its unlikely that someone will load games on it, and its rock solid 
once setup.
But if you dont know linux, have no idea what distribution to use, Debian, 
Fedora, Gentoo.... etc etc.... and this thing needs to be done inside a 
month, forget it, you probably wont know how to find Tomcat, never mind use 
it.... its a big learning curve. Rather start learning linux, for your next 
project, and learn how to interface it with windows, so your client can at 
least read the log table.

Good Luck

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Roger" <>
To: "Tomcat Users List" <>
Sent: Monday, June 18, 2007 10:08 AM
Subject: Windows or Linux as Tomcat server?

> Hello there!
> At our office we use Windows 2003 as Tomcat server. For several clients we
> need to install new servers at an ISP, and we have the choice of using 
> Linux
> or Windows. As performance is more and more of an issue, we are wondering
> whether Tomcat will perform better on Linux.
> - What are your experiences?
> - We see that Tomcat uses more and more memory over time on our Windows
> servers. Is that the same on Linux?
> - Do you have (links to) objective tests or reviews that I can look at?
> I have found this one, but would like to see some more tests...
> Roger

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