>From: Shawn.Green@stripped [mailto:Shawn.Green@stripped]
>Sent: Wednesday, January 27, 2010 12:21 AM
>To: Daevid Vincent
>Cc: 'Dan Nelson'; mysql@stripped
>Subject: Re: Event feature already working in Server 5.1.37
>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.
[JS] I second this. Instead of using a LAMP development environment, I went
with WAMP -- even though our production environment was LAMP. It was a lot
easier than setting up LAMP in a virtual machine. When we shut down our LAMP
site for cost reasons, I moved it to a WAMP environment that I bought off the
shelf for $800. For that money I got 8GB of RAM, four cores, and a RAID
controller. Another $90 for a second drive, and I've got mirroring going.
Granted, it's a low-traffic site used for internal administration; but I think
this box could handle a lot more traffic than it does. It seems to be loafing
all of the time. It's a home/SOHO/gamer system, so it probably isn't as
physically robust as a "server" grade machine at twice the price; but if it
dies, I can be up and running on a newer, bigger, cheaper machine in little
more than the time it takes me to run to the nearest big-box store.
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