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Looks to me like someone is pissy because the word got out that some actually VOTED for MySQL, especially after their last "Release/Upgrade" if you can call it that.
I read the forums and don't post too often, just like I do the Ubuntu Forums, the Firebird Support/General Forums. I even read Monty's Blog where he truly describes the issues with MySQL.
If you spend money on Oracle, DB2 or Sybase (if it's still around), good on you; but don't blame the vociferous masses because we like stuff that is TRULY free and TRULY works, like Firebird and Postgres.
Not only is Sybase still around, it's been developing nicely the past couple years. Definitely worth looking at as serious Oracle alternative if FOSS options don't meet your needs.
hmmmm, I was going to say MySQL cause that's the DB I was introduced to and haven't ever really had any problems since starting to use it. Now its looking like I need to check out what this Firebird deal is all about.
MySQL has always been THE database. It's what I learned on, and what I know. So naturally, I ... wait, no, I still hate it... seriously, it's probably harder to learn MySQL the it is to learn to write c. The snytax is awful. Maybe it's about time I tried something else. Then next year I can actually vote in this one.
I can't believe people still vote MySQL first ;}
Oracle *not* being #1 is fair enough
I think its probably because an awful lot more people have experience with MySQL than with Oracle. MySQL is installed with most flavours of Linux by default these days whereas getting Oracle working on many Linux distros requires a fair amount of work, a bit of luck and, if you want the latest version with the latest features, a fairly hefty box to run it!
Personally I think MySQL offers a better balance between 'ease of use', features, Hardware Requirements, and ease of install/configuration.
Oracle is excellent but its also far too expensive!