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Red Nova: Open Source Calling

Jul 31, 2005, 05:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chad Dickerson)

"I am running out of bounds for areas in my IT operation that legitimately shouldn't be open source. Operating system? Linux works like a champ. Web server? If you're not running Apache at this point, what are you doing? Database layer? MySQL scales fine for most Web-based apps, and basic master/slave software clustering for it is free, which can save roughly six figures over a commercial solution if you're running more than a couple of database servers. App server? J Boss if you want Java, or you could just use PHP running on Apache, among many other choices. OK, I haven't spent any money on software yet, and hardware is cheap..."

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