Disclaimer: I never used MySQL for I'd been introduced to RDBMS using PostgreSQL.
This said, I read this thread and found mainly defensive post on the line of "MySQL is not that bad".
I, as a non MySQL user, would like to hear some answers to another question: why is MySQL better than PostgreSQL? Or, better, are there applications/environments in which MySQL is preferable to PostgreSQL? And why?
Please, don't consider this as a rhetorical question, I'm really looking for answers. By now the only advantages I know of are the wider availability of MySQL (at least in the web hosting providers world) and (I've been told, no personal experience) a performance gain when handling small sized DB's.
Rule One: "Do not act incautiously when confronting a little bald wrinkly smiling man."
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