[OSGeo-Discuss] Windows verse Linux
gayathri.swa at gmail.com
Tue Jun 19 18:49:34 EDT 2007
I think going Linux way is certainly smarter bet.
There is lot of speed up to gain ( which we instantly noticed switching to
dbox - is client side?! so I dont think it affects your decision on OS
Regarding the question on Postgresql/Postgis - you would need both as you
Postgis is a layer implemented on Postgresql
Good luck deciding platforms
On 6/19/07, Gary Watry <watry at steam.coaps.fsu.edu> wrote:
> Hi everyone
> I need advice from the experts
> I am running Windows Server 2003 with Apache and Mapserver.
> I currently have 9 sites running Mapserver
> The Center wants to move to Linux from SGI
> I want to run
> Mapserver with dbox (Steve, dbox run on Linux?)
> Mapserver as WMS feed to MapBuilder.
> On the database side is it
> 1. PostGIS or PostgreSQL
> 2. PostGIS and PostgreSQL (think I have to run PostGIS as front to
> What do I gain by going to Linux?
> What do I gain by staying in a Windows Environment?
> Any thoughts appreciated!
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