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UnixReview.com: Abria SQL Standard for Linux

Feb 11, 2001, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marcel Gagné)

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"Sometimes, it's tough to be an Open Source advocate. Even after explaining how wonderful the Linux operating system is. Even after demonstrating without a single doubt the power and quality of certain Open Source projects . . . the Apache Web server, the single most popular Web server in the world . . . Sendmail, the most widely used mail transport agent in the world . . . Perl, the programming language that has been referred to as the Swiss Army knife of the World Wide Web . . . even after all those arguments, you are bound to have someone point out that free software has no future because you can't make any money with it."

"AbriaSoft, an Open Source solutions provider based in Fremont, California, begs to differ. Not only do they intend to make money, they have created a company dedicated to bringing Open Source solutions (specifically based on the immensely popular MySQL database product) to the world in a simple, easy-to-use, turnkey installation. With their flagship product, Abria SQL Standard, they have decided to put their money where their mouth is (so to speak). Aside from the product itself, AbriaSoft provides training, support, and corporate services to their customers in both the Linux and Windows world."

"I recently took the Abria SQL Standard product out for a test drive. I admit to having looked only at the Linux version; consequently, I will make no assumptions on the Windows version of the product. Are you sitting comfortably? Then, let's begin."

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