Christopher L Lott wrote:
> Yes, there are free (unsupported) SQL and scripting environments for Unix,
> for example, MySQL for the database and php for scripting, but although
> they are good for small development projects, no company on the market
> develops their professional systems using these tools. MySQL is still
> quite buggy, and support is essentially non-existent.
So how does he describe Access?
Have you ever tried to get support from Microsoft??
> If we were to opt
> for a Unix-based solution, it would have to be built using professional
> tools, such as a ColdFusion application server and/or an Oracle/Informix
> SQL database. These alone would raise the cost of ERes by 3 to 5 to 8
> K. And that doesn't count the fact that the actually development of the
> system is much more straightforward using VBSCript, etc., which keeps our
> development costs down.
Isn't Informix for Linux free?
> I should also note that the performance of an NT system will be way more
> than sufficient for an application such as ERes. And at least in our
> experience, NT offers better security: while 3 of systems running under
> Linux have been hacked in the last 9 months, we have had no reports of
> problems from our sites running under NT.
How could anyone with any knowledge of the subject say NT offers better
security than Linux? [Did someone say Back Orifice???]
If it ain't opinionated, it ain't Rich Teer.