Thursday, December 18, 2008

A WISP, WIMP, LAMP or WAMP?

I thought it was funny to see several blogs and online articles referring to Microsoft's foray into replacing the infamous open source web server application stack "LAMP" (Linux+Apache+MySql+Php). The Microsoft substitutions make for some really dumb acronymns. Windows+IIS+SqlServer+Php is "WISP", but using MySQL in place of SQL Server makes is "WIMP". As if "LAMP" wasn't already silly sounding. These make that look normal.  So I guess DOS+Usenet+MySQL+Perl might equate to "DUMP"?  Ok, that was a stretch.
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