The Union of Linux and CODE:NEO- CODE:NEO Ported to Slackware
and RedHat Linux
Linux is stable, which is perhaps the most important reason to
implement it as the network operating system of choice. It significantly
reduces the number of network failures, virus pandemics, and security
holes, which ultimately reduce the cost of maintaining your servers.
Similarly, it also reduces the overall cost of implementation,
because Linux is based on open source standards and is frequently
distributed free of charge. The only exception to this rule is
Red Hat’s new enterprise distribution of Linux, but its
costs are comparable to that of competing operating systems. Finally,
another key benefit to running on a Linux environment is the support
of large vendors, such as IBM and Compaq. Streamlining and customizing
your systems couldn’t be easier with the marriage between
these major manufacturers and the open source nature of Linux.
Employing CODE:NEO on a Linux server allows companies to save
money, time, and precious resources. CODE:NEO allows internet
applications to run ten times faster than its current competitors
because the application is compiled into binary form, utilizing
the full power of the processor. Couple this with the streamlined,
kernel based Linux operating system, and you suddenly have an
extremely efficient, powerful combination that allows your business
By Porting CODE:NEO to Linux, Rivar has created a solution that
speeds up the development process. It does this by abstracting
the concepts of web server API's, ISAPI and Apache Modules, so
that the developer can be free to focus on programming a powerful
application instead of researching and porting web server API
Also, with other web development products for Linux, such as PHP,
ModPerl, and Zope, the source code for the application is not
compiled, and therefore is easily compromised. Furthermore, applications
written with these technologies run more slowly because they have
to be sent interpreted by an application server instead of executed
by the processor directly for processing.
Finally, according to a NetCraft survey, 80% of web servers currently
online are using Apache, and 20% use Window’s IIS package.
This allows CODE:NEO to cover 100% of the web server market-share,
as it is supported on both platforms.