Linked by Howard Fosdick on Sat 24th Nov 2012 17:52 UTC
Editorial Do you depend on your computer for your living? If so, I'm sure you've thought long and hard about which hardware and software to use. I'd like to explain why I use generic "white boxes" running open source software. These give me a platform I rely on for 100% availability. They also provide a low-cost solution with excellent security and privacy.
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RE[2]: Comment by lucas_maximus
by lucas_maximus on Mon 26th Nov 2012 12:46 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by lucas_maximus"
lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

They love to give massive amounts of cash
to MS and they love MS SQL server when PostgreSQL is clearly better for just about everything, same thing with web servers, they drool over IIS, and then wonder why it was hacked into in a matter of hours....


You start to lose credibility when you say MS ...

IIS has less vunerabilities reported recently than Apache.

Microsoft SQL Server is pretty good. The IDE for it is one of the better SQL Editors that I have used. PostgreSQL only has compatibility last time I checked with Microsoft SQL 7, not sure about Oracle with PL/SQL.

Edited 2012-11-26 12:47 UTC

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tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17


You start to lose credibility when you say MS ...


That is an arbitrary (and silly) veiled ad hominem, which also makes you lose credibility. So it's a draw in the credibility (or lack there of) department.

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Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

"PostgreSQL only has compatibility last time I checked with Microsoft SQL 7"

Would be nice to know what you mean.

PostgreSQL is one of the most, if not the most, standards compliant database out there.

Obviously a lot of databases don't stick to the standards or they create their own (extensions) first before it is proposed as a standard.

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