Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 6th Oct 2008 10:37 UTC, submitted by John Mills
Mono Project The Mono project has released Mono 2.0. As most of you will know, Mono is an open-source implementation of Microsoft's .NET framework for Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, and other operating systems. The 2.0 release comes packed with new features, the main ones being the compiler upgrade to C# 3.0 with support for LINQ, as well as the inclusion of ADO.NET 2.0, ASP.NET 2.0 and System.Windows.Forms 2.0. The release notes detail all the changes and new features.
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RE[6]: Amazing
by sbergman27 on Tue 7th Oct 2008 17:27 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Amazing"
sbergman27
Member since:
2005-07-24

Eh, I dunno...

You start with that. But what you say is fairly consistent with what I said.

Remember that "Apache Web Server" is a play on the words "A Patchy Webserver", referring to the fact that Apache started out as a set of patches to the first, and then dominant (and open-source) NCSA webserver.

But come on. Let's cut to the chase and use the 'I' word. (Microsoft's favorite!) Basically, if Microsoft had been Innovative instead of chasing FOSS's tail lights with an inferior copycat product, they could probably have set the precedent of paying per simultaneous connection. But they weren't and so they couldn't. :-)

Edited 2008-10-07 17:29 UTC

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RE[7]: Amazing
by Soulbender on Wed 8th Oct 2008 05:45 in reply to "RE[6]: Amazing"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

You start with that. But what you say is fairly consistent with what I said.


Well sort of, but I'm not so sure it's largely due to Apache but more to the fact that there where no per-connection licensed servers at all. back in the day there was a lot more major players in the webserver field.
And even if MS had been earlier you still have the impossible logistics of tracking these licenses for major sites.

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RE[7]: Amazing
by google_ninja on Wed 8th Oct 2008 05:58 in reply to "RE[6]: Amazing"
google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

IIS and apache started around the same time (94-95), and they both sucked pretty bad for a really long time. Apache did stop sucking first though, v2 was a great product. IIS sucked really bad right up till v6. v7 is the first that I would call a great product (just launched with vista/2k8)

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RE[8]: Amazing
by sbergman27 on Wed 8th Oct 2008 08:38 in reply to "RE[7]: Amazing"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

IIS and apache started around the same time (94-95), and they both sucked pretty bad for a really long time. Apache did stop sucking first though, v2 was a great product.

I disagree. Apache 1.3 (and before, really) was a great product. So much so that even with the improvements in 2.0, they had problems getting admins to upgrade. They had reached a level of maturity, by that time, that has a lot in common with what Vista faces with XP today.

I'll take your word that current IIS doesn't suck. MS's IIS statistics are better than they used to be. ("used to be" being dismal, indeed.) But then, aren't they paying good money to web hosts to get those good, but still not anywhere near Apache-level statistics?

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