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Re: Re: OT: Switching Sides

by woolfy (Hermit)
on Nov 30, 2003 at 21:49 UTC ( #311105=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: OT: Switching Sides
in thread OT: Switching Sides

Sigh...

"The best"? For which values of "best"? As for 'easiest to use', that's not really my experience.

For my value of best. Please, if you disagree, make a poll about it, and/or tell everyone what you like instead of Linux, Apache, MySQL and Perl.

I gave my opinion: I have worked with several Windows versions and hate(d) it. I have worked with Solaris and liked Linux much better. We had one client with a BSD server and it caused us a lot of trouble. Maybe BSD is better in your eyes, maybe something else. Maybe you make Abinux and maybe I'll like it best.

Yeah, and multiple versions of libc, toolsets, applications, etc, etc, all slightly not compatible with each other. Each time when I want to install a single application and I've to upgrade an entire forest of dependencies just to get it up and running makes me grumble at Linux again.

All software sucks, all OSses suck, and that includes Linux. For some things, Linux might be easier to use, but for other things, it's just a frigging pain in the ass.

That must be painful. I'm trying to imagine your life, surrounded with a lot of software. Ouch.

Until you start caring about your data.

Really really seldom had trouble with MySQL. But of course, our databases hardly ever were larger than 100.000 records, and we hardly ever had more visitors on such a database than 10,000 per hour. Problems only arose when we or one of our programers made a stupid mistake. Our early investment in a NetApp really paid off: snapshots are soooo nice.

Except for tasks where other languages are more appropriate.

Like? And even then, so what?


Comment on Re: Re: OT: Switching Sides
Re^3: OT: Switching Sides
by Nkuvu (Priest) on Nov 30, 2003 at 23:57 UTC
    For my value of best. Please, if you disagree, make a poll about it, and/or tell everyone what you like instead of Linux, Apache, MySQL and Perl.

    I gave my opinion (snip)

    The problem as I see it is that while this is definitely your opinion, you're presenting it as fact. Personally I prefer Mac OS X. See how that's an opinion as opposed to "Mac OS X is the best and easiest to use operating system"? :)

    Not that I care which OS you use. It just seems to me that you're surprised by the misinterpretation of your declaration of your opinion.

Re: Re: Re: OT: Switching Sides
by waswas-fng (Curate) on Dec 04, 2003 at 00:46 UTC
    woolfy, Where can I get this bestest OS Linux you are talking about for my Sun e10k? Also I would like to dump Oracle for this MySQL database you are talking about, 99.9% uptime + performance on this 1.2tb db is too expensive. Really, calling Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, Win2003 the "Best" OS is silly. They all have their place.


    -Waswas

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