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  • #16
    Originally posted by CvP View Post
    wow..that's real L A M E reason you got there.

    omg..Facebook doesn't share their source code..i'll never use it.
    wtf..i dont have the source code of google search engine..f 'em..boycott google.

    have some solid argument next time.
    That makes so sense, maybe you should have knowledge of what people are talking about before you open your yap, for your message was inaccurate, horrible reference, and rude. Your examples are 3rd-party only services, and not end-user software. Software that can be easily configured in the backend is a plus, where as closed source limits ability to customize. So, Linux is a plus in that area, but Windows Server does have a bigger user-friendliness factor as well as some other advantages (and disadvantages). deuterium does give an example of a pro, but I don't really care to bother analyzing the OS's in my post.

    Be less childish and more knowledgeable next time.
    Originally posted by deuterium View Post
    vBulletin is technically closed source.
    You can view, read, and change the source code on a human level (a high level programming language, even) and thus is not closed source. Being a paid product, if that's what you were referencing, does not mean it is closed source.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by GHOwner View Post
      You can view, read, and change the source code on a human level (a high level programming language, even) and thus is not closed source. Being a paid product, if that's what you were referencing, does not mean it is closed source.
      Doesn't open source technically mean you can see, modify ánd spread the (edited) code? As far as I know, you're only allowed to see the (source)code when you payed for it, which doesn't seem to make it open source in my opinion.

      I might be wrong, of course.
      When the meteor came crashing to Earth, I bet the dinosaurs were roaring at it in the hope of scaring it away. That didn’t work out so well for them. - Matt.

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      • #18
        YOu may not edit the original vB Files, breakin license agreement.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by nforums View Post
          I dont think it is?

          I can see the source code just fine and modify it as needed
          Originally posted by GHOwner View Post

          You can view, read, and change the source code on a human level (a high level programming language, even) and thus is not closed source. Being a paid product, if that's what you were referencing, does not mean it is closed source.


          That's visible source, not open source.

          Open source refers to:


          1. Free Redistribution
          2. Source Code
          3. Derived Works

          as the main 3. vBulletin only satisfies condition 2.
          Last edited by Shamil.; Thu 18 Feb '10, 6:47am.
          Shamil Nunhuck, - Radon Systems Ltd.
          VPS + Dedicated Server Hosting and Management
          vBulletin Hosting and Services
          Server / Website Consultation

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Ak Worm View Post
            YOu may not edit the original vB Files, breakin license agreement.
            You may edit them but because of them, you might lose official support until the edits are there.


            vB5 is unequivocally the best forum software, but not yet...

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Ak Worm View Post
              YOu may not edit the original vB Files, breakin license agreement.
              You can edit the original files you just are not allowed to distribute any of the original code.

              If you weren't allowed to edit the original files many custom modifications would have been impossible especially before the hook system.

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              • #22
                I use windows 2008 web on all my servers, it's stable and fast. I have tried to use linux server for deploy php sites, but close in month because windows easy to configurate and support!
                vBulletin - по русски

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                • #23
                  Can anyone direct me to documentation and best practices on installing vBulletin 4.x in a Microsoft Windows/SQL Server environment? I'd would like to run some of my own tests and see what I find out.

                  Thanks!

                  --Ed

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by rEd86 View Post
                    Can anyone direct me to documentation and best practices on installing vBulletin 4.x in a Microsoft Windows/SQL Server environment? I'd would like to run some of my own tests and see what I find out.

                    Thanks!

                    --Ed
                    There is no good documentation, but, http://php.iis.net and http://www.mysql.com . Download and run Web PI, upgrade to PHP 5.3 (VC9), install MySQL as developer instance, and it just works

                    vBulletin doesn't support MySQL, hence I'm still considering moving to IPB.
                    Shamil Nunhuck, - Radon Systems Ltd.
                    VPS + Dedicated Server Hosting and Management
                    vBulletin Hosting and Services
                    Server / Website Consultation

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                    • #25
                      vBulletin is not closed source, but neither is it open source, it is "visible source".
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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by deuterium View Post
                        vBulletin doesn't support MySQL, hence I'm still considering moving to IPB.
                        Correction: vBulletin doesn't support MS SQL
                        No...No...Meester vBulletin, he no work right.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by jmurrayhead View Post
                          Correction: vBulletin doesn't support MS SQL


                          Seriously? Wow. I can see back when Jelsoft was developing it they wouldn't have supported MS SQL with limited resources but once IB acquired it, I assumed they would have implemented support for it by now. I was hoping to leverage some of the reporting tools that are built into MS SQL. I am sure there are equivalent solutions for mySQL but we don't have the in-house expertise with that like we do with MS SQL.

                          Hmmm. Going to have to rethink some things.

                          --Ed

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                          • #28
                            windows=localhost
                            linux=live

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by punchbowl View Post
                              windows=localhost
                              linux=live
                              yourpost = cryptic

                              I have no idea what point you are trying to make with that post. If you're saying that Windows is an inferior OS to Unix, let's not get into that heated/useless debate here, not helpful. The question at hand is what best practices are there for hosting in a Windows environment.

                              --Ed

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                              • #30
                                Information overload? I use linux hosting. Is that not obvious?

                                The thread title is "Windows or Linux Hosting?" not "The question at hand is what best practices are there for hosting in a Windows environment."btw.

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