Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 30th Jul 2009 16:06 UTC, submitted by estherschindler
General Development Windows might be a popular platform for running certain kinds of Web applications. But too many developers have been burnt by trying to deploy PHP applications on a Windows server. "If you banged on [a PHP application] too hard on Windows, IIS would crash, and nobody could tell why it died," Microsoft's Garrett Serack says. Microsoft is aiming to change that. In fact, while you weren't looking, they already made some improvements.
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Because what they mean by running PHP on 'Windows' is clearly Windows + IIS. If you run PHP on Windows under Apache then most, if not all, of those issues disappear. Thus, running PHP on Windows is not a problem at all. They just chose to ignore the most obvious solution.

Edited 2009-08-01 23:26 UTC

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