[postgis-users] Windows Crash

Ivan Mincik ivan.mincik at gmail.com
Fri Jun 27 00:49:17 PDT 2008

Thanks for cooling me, of course I was joking, of course You can be right,
if the problem wouldn't be in hardware, I really see much more possibilities for diagnostics, 
logging and isolating the problem in open linux or freebsd environment. 

I see well tested sets of packages in Debian, which eliminates conflicts and incompatibilites
at software level. 
There are plenty of other benefits when choosing open source operating system.

Sorry for unhelpful comments.

On Thursday 26 June 2008 19:10, Bruce Rindahl wrote:
> Warning:
> <Rant>
> Ivan
> I know you are joking but I am starting to get tired of these posts.  To 
> me one of the biggest problems in open source software is the attitude 
> given to users asking for help with Windows.  You have no idea of the 
> reasons behind the decision of the poster to use Windows but you quickly 
> imply he is ignorant of any version of linux.  This type of post is made 
> constantly on this list and others like it to questions by Windows users.
> In our office we are migrating more and more of our database 
> applications to PostgreSQL/PostGIS because of its performance and 
> features.  Recently we formated a Windows Server machine to linux 
> specifically to run PostgreSQL/PostGIS because of all the reasons you 
> would love to post about.  We are installing and configuring servers on 
> our clients just to run PostgresSQL.  NONE of this would have happened 
> unless there was a native port and installer for Windows so we could 
> evaluate and test it.  The affine transformation module in PostGIS was 
> written, complied and tested in a Windows environment (with the patient 
> help of Paul Ramsey who walked me through compiling it on Windows).
> The biggest source of new users to any open source project is current 
> Windows users.  The biggest myth about open source software is there is 
> no support.  Your post just reinforces that myth.
> Again I am sorry since I know you are joking but I needed to state it.
> </Rant>
> Bruce Rindahl
> Ivan Mincik wrote:
> > Yes, You can use some better operating system. You can choose from plenty of linux
> > distributions, many BSD flavors or solaris. :) 
> > I see many ways to solve this problem with plenty of benefits in the future. 
> >
> > Sorry and good luck,
> > Ivan
> >   
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