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Re: Linux into the limelight
2004-02-03 05:50:07 AM
well as Databases and Application Servers (even though the App Server
"Michael Schnell" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >wrote in message
market is seeing a great boom for JBoss, which I recently read is being
used more than BEA and Web Sphere), this does pose a threat to all of these
industries. That is certainly a concern and fear concerning Open Source and
it is a legitimate concern for all programmers, not just Windows ones.
Actually many companies are even now using both. MySQL and Postgres have
>If there is an open source DB that fits
huge installed bases for even the largest IT companies. I taught at Sony
just a few months ago, and they were using mySQL extensively for their
E-Commerce stuff and non mission-critical database needs.
I often wonder why anyone, for instance, would use Interbase when Firebird
is free and just as robust, if not even more so.
correct. Oracle and IBM are both counting on garnering Enterprise based
Open Source is a potential competitor for any proprietary software
support and offering services for their revenue. Neither of them are much
concerned about the home user market, albeit no doubt IBM would like to
garner more Desktop PC sales.
going to happen however, DB/2 is a good revenue source for IBM.
How would Oracle react if IBM released DB2 as Open Source? Would Open
entire purpose of NET was to stop XPlatform development, aka Java. If MS
>.NET might help here. If it turns out that you can run Delphi .NET
were to allow NET to beocme truly xplatform, then the OS becomes irrelevant
for and including their own toolsets. I never see this happening unless MS
completely loses the OS war.
If you really desire seamless xplatform, then Java is the only way to go for
the forseeable future. The exception for the future, will not be found with
DOT.NET, but rather with something like C++ Builder X. That is ONLY if
Borland really gets it right. They are off to a good start, but we will
have to wait to see what the wxWindows RAD tool will become.
For those commited to Pascal (very small minority, BTW), it would be more
interesting, IMHO, to see Borland come out with a Delphi equivalent to C
Builder X. That way, you could potentially have it all (native 32/64 bit
real XPlatform development, plus NET).