I'm ashamed to say that I've not known about that stack until about a month ago. To know and not to do is really not to know. Too often we're too brainwashed into thinking that paying high fees for:
I'm now a believer. Most people just don't really know about LAMP because it's methodologies are counter-intuitive. What they know even less about is the fact LAMP does run 60% of the internet(Facebook, Google, Gmail, big big sites with massive traffic), is free to own, easy to learn (if you're willing to learn), and has a massive community at the back of it (the best hackers and businesses included), and can ultimatelyly deliver any content you throw at it from a central server in your living room (could be your PS3!) or across the globe (some VM in the cloud). It's not too late to hop on the SaaS bandwagon, if not for your employer, then for yourself. The options are vast... and their cheap!
Let's not assume because the news is old it is no longer newsworthy. Ask me. I was ignorant (in my defence I was a teenager) 10 years ago. So here's the truth: LAMP is a viable option for (almost) anyone who needs to use a computer, instead of whatever you're using Windows or Apple for today. It's stable, it's elegent and it works. A 6 year old (no kidding) can use it. There's no reason (very few) why you should not be using it, learning it, distibuting it.
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