October 23, 2007

CNET cheerleaders go apeshit for MySQL


This time they're citing a survey by the Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) and claiming that our users "go ga-ga for open source, including MySQL." Which I guess stands to reason if you only read the first two paragraphs of the survey and then ignore everything else. Like the part where people say that they would never use MySQL for anything other than testing because it's insecure, unsupported, and "typically not used for mission-critical applications."

Tell you what, CNET. Why don't you start using MySQL on your production webservers and stop repeating verbatim what you hear from MySQL's Vice President of Products? Then maybe you'll sound less like an infomercial and more like an actual news source. Maybe.

3 comments:

Zack said...

Dude,
CNet threw out all their Oracle servers and replaced them with MySQL years ago. Or didn't your guys tell you about that one?

--Zack

Anonymous said...

Larry, posts about MySQL are boring and borderline gay, write more about sex, drugs and rock'n'roll please!

gigiduru said...

Larry, do me a favor and obliterate the first two morons' posts!

I was wondering why do you keep opinions of those idiots on your website... I guess just to have some variety.

Cheers!

P.S. Those post about the "steamin' pie o' shit o' the year called mysql".... keep them coming!