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New I don't think that means what you seem to think it means.
Greg laments:
You all give Windows WIDE BERTH in this area...
AFAIK, to give something a wide berth means to avoid it, not to treat it preferentially as you seem to be trying to say.

HTH!


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New Oh, I think he's just having a bad evening.
We certainly do give Windows a "wide berth". He forgets my 2003 and Beyond article and my recent attacks on Vista - which make my criticisms of Linux seem rather pale.

Unfortunately I can only give Windows a wide berth in my own office. Most of my clients are stuck with it. When the software you run your business on requires SQL Server, well, you feed the beast (no, there are no viable Linux equivalents, and not likely to be any anytime soon).
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New SQL Server Equivalents
Just curious as to what you think is lacking. I'm guessing "ease of administration" tools.
Regards,

-scott anderson

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New I assume it's issues with add-ons.
E.g. Some business requires a particular tool that is only supported when it talks to SQL Server.

Just my guess, though.

Cheers,
Scott.
New Boxed vertical market software, I wot.
They're the bits there's no replacement for.

I have a badly organised desk drawer that's more than a match for SQL Server itself.


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New Well, sort of boxed.
Believe it or not a lot of packages, even ones with national distribution, still come as a CD tucked in the pocket of a loose leaf manual binder - just like in the old days of CP/M-80 (but it was a floppy back then).
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New Ease of administration is irrelevant.
So is actual functionality of the engine.

What is important is the software house will only support it on SQL Server, or on the Windows version of some other database.

Since all specialty software has flaws and quirks it's a bad business decision not to follow the vendor's recommendations to the letter. If a problem comes up they'll grasp the first straw they see and refuse support.
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New I know what it's lacking.
Standardised SQL.

It's not a problem unique to MS SQL Server, unfortunately, as *all* the database engines have their unique variant of SQL - Oracle, Sybase, even MySQL and PostGresQL. Some have fewer extensions than others, mind you, but few OTS applications are capable of talking to 'any' SQL backend: they are almost always coded to talk to a specific one. It's a bit like the home computer BASIC wars writ large.

Wade.


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New Perhaps he meant WIDE STANCE?
[link|http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/08/28/AR2007082801664.html?hpid=topnews|Dana Milbank] at the Washington Post.

;-)

Cheers,
Scott.
     More whining about Ubuntu. - (Another Scott) - (17)
         I don't think it's broken. - (static) - (2)
             Thanks. I'll see about trying again this weekend. -NT - (Another Scott) - (1)
                 apt-get dist-upgrade - (static)
         I am sure there will be some things... - (folkert) - (11)
             Hold on there, pardner. - (Another Scott) - (1)
                 Oh, don't worry about me. - (Andrew Grygus)
             I don't think that means what you seem to think it means. - (CRConrad) - (8)
                 Oh, I think he's just having a bad evening. - (Andrew Grygus) - (6)
                     SQL Server Equivalents - (admin) - (5)
                         I assume it's issues with add-ons. - (Another Scott)
                         Boxed vertical market software, I wot. - (pwhysall) - (1)
                             Well, sort of boxed. - (Andrew Grygus)
                         Ease of administration is irrelevant. - (Andrew Grygus)
                         I know what it's lacking. - (static)
                 Perhaps he meant WIDE STANCE? - (Another Scott)
         Odd phraseology. - (pwhysall)
         Never had a problem - (bepatient)

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