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1. Who sais those that voted Know their stuff? It seem to be in the eye of the beholder.
That's not a requirement to vote.
I see things I'd disagree with insofar as voting goes. Then again, I didn't vote, mainly because I don't care about the results.
Given the choice, I'll take Oracle's 11g database server over MySQL any day of the week. Of course there are instances of which throwing huge bags of money at Oracle isn't an option, therefor MySQL will do. And yes, I do use MySQL in some of those instances, but prefer PostgreSQL. MySQL does the job, and I can't complain about it.
The poll is a popularity contest, nothing more. I'm sure that one were to poll the business community the results would be dramatically different.
I'm suprised to see OpenOffice as winner instead of LibreOffice. (guessing some folks don't realize the dangers of OpenOffice.org usage, in terms of licensing and the future thereof. Hint: Oracle)
It may be too early to be calling Oracle the Bad Guy, just yet. There were several in-house Sun projects which were killed during the acquisition, and Oracle gave those projects their blessing to fork and continue development, with all of the source-code, elsewhere. So, they could've been jerks about it, but they weren't. I have to give them credit for that. OpenWonderland continues on development it's massive open-source 3D world kit, both server and client, without Cousin Larry interfering. And, since it's Oracle's OpenOffice that I'm using, until LibreOffice makes it into the Ubuntu repos, I have to dance with who brung me and be thankful, not ungrateful, to Oracle about it. As Grandma would say, "It's best to give the Devil his due." Ric
1. Who sais those that voted Know their stuff? It seem to be in the eye of the beholder. Yes I realise it reflect only ppl voted. That said, it is still good info.
That's a good point to keep in mind. If you did a nationwide or worldwide poll for "best burger",
almost certainly McDonald's would win by a large margin, and all of the thousands of smaller places
that make much better burgers would get less than 1% each. A poll tells us how POPULAR something is,
not how good it is. Interestingly, in a poll asking about the WORST burger,
McDonald's would again get the most votes, just because that's the name which
comes to mind when you hear the word "burger".