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Linux Journal: The Lack of a Small Unified Database

Sep 29, 2004, 13:00 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marco Fioretti)

"Many desktop users do not have the skills or, frankly, any real need to install and manage a multiuser database server. They still need, however, to use and exchange SQL databases. Unfortunately, many developers fail to see this situation as a problem and dismiss it, at least initially, with any combination of these responses:

  • "It now is so easy to install PostgreSQL, MySQL or any other RDBMS server, desktop users should install one of them.
  • "Program X also is available for Windows/Mac/whatever, so just install it..."

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