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Re: How far Open Source has come...

by Abigail-II (Bishop)
on Jul 17, 2003 at 08:01 UTC ( [id://275143]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: How far Open Source has come...
in thread How far Open Source has come...

It depends, see my other posts. In some cases, open source software is as good, or better than non-open source software. Example: Apache. In some cases, open source software isn't as good, for instance, MySQL vs Oracle. And in some cases, there's little open source software available: enterprise backup solutions for instance.

If I pick an ISP or provider of some other service, I'm more interested in the quality of their service, than whether they happen to use open source software or not.


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Re: Re: How far Open Source has come...
by Jenda (Abbot) on Jul 17, 2003 at 11:34 UTC

    I think comparing MySQL to Oracle is like comaring a pick-up with a truck. They are too different for such comparison to have any meaning without explaining the circumstances.

    Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaining your code will be a violent psychopath who knows where you live.
       -- Rick Osborne

    Edit by castaway: Closed small tag in signature

      Well, there isn't an open source product that comes close to what Oracle provides. Which is exactly what I meant.



        However, many Oracle users don't need what Oracle provides. Of the last four Oracle projects I worked on only one actually needed stuff unique to Oracle (good replication/scaling in this particular instance). The other three could have been done in PostgreSQL equally easily. One of them could even have been done in a non-innodb MySQL since it was just being used as a data-store.

        It's going to be interesting to see if Oracle can manage to keep a hold of its low end market in the years to come.

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