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From: Shawn Green (Shawn.GreenSun.COM)
Date: Tue Jan 26 2010 - 23:20:49 CST
Daevid Vincent wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Dan Nelson [mailto:dnelsonallantgroup.com]
>> 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
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
Shawn Green, MySQL Senior Support Engineer
Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Office: Blountville, TN
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