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The birth of the open source enterprise stack

The birth of the open source enterprise stack

Posted Jun 27, 2006 19:57 UTC (Tue) by hingo (guest, #14792)
In reply to: The birth of the open source enterprise stack by tjc
Parent article: The birth of the open source enterprise stack

I think you forget the most important reason. MySQL was available for Win32, while PostgreSQL was not (until now). Remember that only a few years ago 99% of students learning to do websites had modem connection to the internet, and 99% of them did not use Linux on their desktop computer.

I honestly think this is the one single reason MySQL beat PGSQL. Those kids simply never got to even try PGSQL. I also think this same issue has played a major role in the popularity of many Linux desktop apps, and how ironic is that!


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The birth of the open source enterprise stack

Posted Jun 27, 2006 21:04 UTC (Tue) by tjc (guest, #137) [Link]

Remember that only a few years ago 99% of students learning to do websites had modem connection to the internet, and 99% of them did not use Linux on their desktop computer.
I'm not so sure about that. Most universities use UNIX or Linux in the student labs. Maybe some community colleges and trade schools use Windows, and self-taught people learning at home, but I wouldn't think that it would be anywhere near 99%.


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