At 7/2/03 10:21 AM, TomFulp wrote:
...And a whole new batch of software licenses per CPU. This stuff sure get's DAMN EXPENSIVE! :)
Software licenses, Tom? What exactly are you using that costs money? Anything that doesn’t suck is free and GPL. You’re not using Windoze-based servers are you? *cringes*
Windows makes a somewhat ok PC, but has no business in the server business.
PHP, probably the worlds best web language. Free.
MySQL, The worlds most popular and proven fastest database. Free.
FreeBSD, Most popular web server OS. Free.
Apache, Most popular web server. Free.
If you’re paying money for software, as a computer professional, I have to seriously recommend you start looking at some other options.
I'm not sure exactly what it is you’re paying for, but I'd be willing to bet there was a free replacement that could do the job better.
I am a very large fan of newgrounds, and a very large foe of Corporate America, and its greed for money.
By purchasing commercial software, you not only get an inferior product, you also fuel its success, which leads only to lower quality and higher prices.
Please consider the alternatives.