This isn't rarelly to see...its common on these days.
Get this: http://dev.mysql.com/tech-resources/articles/mysql_on_windows.html
2010/1/27 Shawn Green <Shawn.Green@stripped>
> Daevid Vincent wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Dan Nelson [mailto:dnelson@stripped] Sent: Monday, January
>>> 25, 2010 11:42 PM
>>> To: Daevid Vincent
>>> ...snipped ...
>> People really use Windows for a mySQL server? Weird.
> Yes, they do.
> Not only is MySQL as cheap as the free version of MS SQL but it doesn't
> suffer from the hard limits the free version of MS SQL imposes and it works
> across all of your servers, regardless of platform. MS products are limited
> to Windows boxes. You cannot assemble a new Linux box and get MS-anything to
> run on it natively.
> With C, C++, .NET, JAVA, and ODBC connection options available, it's very
> easy to make a connection to MySQL from practically any MS development
> Some connectors will even integrate themselves into Visual Studio.
> Windows, as foreign as it may seem, is actually a very viable MySQL
> development platform. I encourage you to try it out and let us know what you
> Shawn Green, MySQL Senior Support Engineer
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