Java, Ruby, Python, Apache, RedHat caps and the rest...
I've already written a post on the corporate blog about people using Unix and OSS: http://blogs.msdn.com/dmuscett/archive/2005/03/08/389487.aspx and now I figure out there's plenty of more crazy people out there.
Check out these two posts for example (both referring to the same episode, from the two guy's perspectives...):
Another person with these attitudes is Dare, comparing C# and Java: http://www.25hoursaday.com/weblog/PermaLink.aspx?guid=e077aeff-6b47-4d5b-a618-71d6ba487d4a
And as a final note, today I saw this: http://blogs.msdn.com/devenkamp/archive/2005/04/25/411965.aspx
lol and behold, Deven!
I guess it is just that we are all techie people and we like pretty much *everything*, as long as it runs :-)
Well, after all I have already written about this some time ago http://www.muscetta.com/b2.php?p=33&c=1
When talking specifically about webservers is that when I started working in the IT field I've had a lot to do with IIS 3 for example, then 4, then 5... now 6. I also use Apache, but for some other stuff I would really like to use IIS 6 now on the Internet. I can't *afford* the hosting myself and I don't like to have something managed where i can't configure the OS myself. I want full admin access to *my* box.
But I guess that for this I will have to wait till broadband arrives where I live (which looks like it is finally going to happen.... ) for now on dial-up is not much fun to keep your server on the Internet with the cost of the telephone calls in Europe.... assuming one *wants* to forget about the speed :-)
Talking of IIS and Apache, I've got some friends running a site, for example, which is an IIS running behind an Apache reverse-proxy... and the whole lot runs off the same physical machine, as the IIS is virtualized. And that is quite cool.
I like interoperation, definitely.