Postgres vs. MSSQL

Jonathan Ellis jonathan at
Wed Nov 8 17:53:50 MST 2006

On Wed, 8 Nov 2006 14:30:36 -0700, "Daniel C." <dcrookston at>
> On 11/8/06, Roberto Mello <rmello at> wrote:
> > Like what?
> Just list everything Postgres has that MySQL doesn't and there's your
> answer.
> > I agree with Jonathan. PostgreSQL is easier to setup and maintain, just as
> > easy to use, and very well supported, although not as many off-the-street
> > hosting options.
> I don't think it's as easy to use when you're first learning.  That's
> like saying that vi is as easy to use as pico.  Once you know what
> you're doing, sure, it's even easier, but when you're learning, pico
> is much easier.

Not really; vi's obtuse interface has a learning cliff, not a curve.

A better analogy would be, would you rather have a nailgun, a circular
saw, and a drill, or just a claw hammer? :)

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