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Re: ASP and oo4o

From: JonnyCab® <>
Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2004 11:19:29 -0400
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Hey, just forget I asked.

In only a few posts, I've never seen such arrogance and sarcasm.

In fact, judging by the answers, nobody even really *read* my original post. While I do appreciate the replies, I didn't get an answer. It's not like anyone *owes* anyone else an answer, but when I answer people in other newsgroups, I don't dismiss their question with "RTFM". If I can't answer the question, I don't. But if I can, I usually go *out of my way* to help.

If someone knows *nothing* about Oracle, other than the name of the database and tables residing on a *different* server (did you see that part?), finding any such information on Oracle's site is just about impossible. References to terms that don't even appear in search results, terms that have different names in different parts of the site *and* product, nebulous information on download requirements and files, and links to documentation that spend pages talking about everything BUT the product or HOW TO USE IT, has convinced me that Oracle (and, apparently, its group of supporters) is NOT the product I want to deal with. I've never seen a product more protected from information, marketing, and usability. Even the Oracle installer has a kind of "if you don't know what you're doing, you shouldn't be using Oracle" kind of attitude. It's almost like Oracle says "Well, maybe we can do that, and maybe we can't. We don't have the time to tell you, and, more important, we don't care." Unreal. If I can download and learn MySQL in less than one afternoon, especially since it's FREE, I *should* be able to do the same with a deep-pocketed organization like Oracle.

So I'm going to eventually rewrite this entire system and use MySQL or SQL Server.

At least I'll get fast, easy-to-use (and *implement*) answers, instead of bitterness and more levels of run-around.

Peace. Received on Tue Apr 06 2004 - 10:19:29 CDT

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