Re: Flame Bait! Windows vs: The Unices
From: Programmer Dude (Chris_at_Sonnack.com)
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2004 14:01:16 -0600
I lack time to respond to your post thoroughly, but two quick points:
John Doherty wrote:
> I have to ask, Chris -- have you actually seen and used any recent
> free unix system?
Nope. Used HP-UX 10.x for several years, but that ended about four
or five years ago. I still have an account on a HP-UX box, and my
ISP runs some Sun-flavored unice (don't have time to check).
> I read this group much more than I post to it, and have read
> enough of your posts over the past few years to consider you
> a generally inquisitive guy who would probably enjoy trying one
> or more of them out. I think you'd find that it was interesting
> and fun.
To be honest, I lack both the time and the interest. There's no
utility in it for me, since my work is strictly MS.
>> I would agree, actually, but the solution wouldn't be nearly as
>> elegant, flexible or simple.
> Perhaps not, although I'll note that a PowerPoint presentation
> that's linked to an Excel spreadsheet that executes a query
> against a SQL Server or Access database, all glued together with
> Visual Basic (or however you go about doing this)...
Ah, but that's the thing. No glue. None. The system I described
uses MS-SQL Server, Excel and PowerPoint out of the box. There is
NO programming required. Given the MS GUI query editor, you don't
even have to know SQL.
More tomorrow (ouch, I'm late, I'm late!).
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