[UPHPU] Microsoft forges ties with open source maker Zend
John David Anderson
uphpu at johndavidanderson.net
Tue Oct 31 14:58:49 MST 2006
On Oct 31, 2006, at 2:48 PM, Smith, Jeff wrote:
> That's right it is I, the Microsoft apologist with the latest
> installment of "Microsoft ain't so bad". Looks like MS and Zend have
> hooked up to guarantee PHP will work on future version of Windows
> Server. Maybe Microsoft hasn't given up on ASP.
This is more a stab at LAMP than anything. Though.. I'm not sure it
really makes much sense.
"Bill Hilf, a Microsoft technical strategist, said the Zend deal, a
multiyear, multiphase partnership, will ensure PHP programs run on
past and future versions of Microsoft Web server software."
Well, that's comforting, at least. It's not like the community has
been making sure of that for the past 10 years... Or that the LAMP
alternative is free compared to "Windows Web server software".
"Technical improvements by Zend and Microsoft to make it easier to
run PHP on Windows computers will be available to PHP's active base
of contributors for further enhancement, starting in the first
quarter of 2007."
Is it that hard? I'll admin I haven't run PHP on Windows much, but I
don't think it is that hard... And we all know what MS deadlines are
like *cough* vista *cough*.
This article seems to make something out of nothing if you ask me.
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