[Wolves] Two things...

Kevanf1 kevanf1 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 10 10:19:21 GMT 2005

On 10/11/05, Simon Morris <simon.morris at cmtww.com> wrote:
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> Kevanf1 wrote:
> > Secondly, it looks like that friendly Mr Ballmer has been at it again:
> >
> > http://tinyurl.com/a2cls
> >
> > Another supposed comparative study.  Yet all that is addressed is
> > speed but no details are given (here anyway) of just what is being
> > compared.
> Exactly - it's hard to get true benchmark data from the internet these
> days - it totally depends on who is compiling the report.
> The most telling paragraph of that article for me is this...
> "The Linux-Apache (NYSE: APA - news) -MySQL-PHP open-source web app
> platform, known as LAMP, is becoming more popular with low-end
> non-commercial developers and those who cannot afford to invest in
> commercial software.
> So Ballmer announced that the feature-limited Express editions of its
> new developer tools and SQL Server 2005 will be free to download."
> So SQL server is going to be a free download... but it's
> feature-limited. Doesn't that say it all.. if you are going to base your
> site on a software platform why would you choose an artificially limited
>  product?
> MySQL is very limited in some respects but at least we know that at some
> stage these limitations will be overcome and we can all benefit from them.
> ~sm

Exactly.  This sort of feature limiting is Microsoft's way of enticing
the money out people's pockets who cannot really afford it.  They are
so used to using a particular product that they feel 'familiar' with
it and this is where they (MS) then roll out the FUD card.  Thus, when
the full product is needed people pay up...  You've got to admire
their marketing skills if nothing else because they are good at that.
I am only human, please forgive me if I make a mistake it is not deliberate.
Take care.
Kevan Farmer

34 Hill Street
Cheslyn Hay

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