On Wed, 2010-06-02 at 22:38 +0100, Lester Caine wrote:

> Robert Cummings wrote:
> > Lester Caine wrote:
> >> Robert Cummings wrote:
> >>> I use FastCGI and the NTS version of PHP in Windows because that is the
> >>> configuration recommended by PHP on their website. After experiencing
> >>> the instability of PHP as relates to the module version in Windows
> >>> (using eAccelerator at the time), I switched to FastCGI NTS as
> >>> recommended and then had to hunt down an appropriate accelerator.
> >>> Wincache was in beta at the time and worked very well. As such it is my
> >>> recommended accelerator for Windows since it works with PHP FastCGI and
> >>> works well.
> >>
> >> Well I have no problem with my own configuration being unstable - in
> >> some 5 years of use. So that would appear to suggest you are using
> >> something that has a problem which I am not. I also have only ever
> >> used TS version again without any stability problems.
> >>
> >> Part of the problem here is people saying "It does not work" but not
> >> actually helping to identify WHAT does not work :(
> >
> > I just realized btw... I haven't mentioned that the recommendation is
> > for IIS in Windows... bleh. I don't think the problem exists when using
> > Apache under windows. We were forced to use IIS in this particular case
> > due to Government department policy.
> You have my sympathies ;)
> We established early on that IIS was unsuitable for the type of sites were 
> run 
> and have never had any problem convincing customers of the facts. MANY of 
> them 
> have now moved the web servers to Linux simply to remove windows from the 
> equation, and THEY were insisting that Windows servers were not negotiable 5 
> years ago! How times change ....
> -- 
> Lester Caine - G8HFL
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It's odd sometimes how a lot of public sectors seem to shy away from
open source software for one reason or another. I've heard people say
they don't trust free software as there's nobody to call when something
goes wrong (by someone arguing the merits of MS Office over OpenOffice,
because MS have never done anything that locked people out of their own
protected documents before
http://www.channelregister.co.uk/2009/07/31/office_for_mac_service_pack_woes/ )

I've even heard people say Firefox wasn't trustworthy software, and was
essentially a trojan (this from a school ICT technician) for malware.

I'm not sure who's feeding this disinformation to the public sector, but
I could take a few guesses...


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