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Nov 20, 2003, 05:30 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Clinton De Young)

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"Before plunging into the details of my week-long tryst, I should reveal what Data Architect is. Data Architect is a cross-platform, database neutral, ERD (Entity Relationship Diagram) based, data modeling tool, which runs on Linux and Microsoft Windows. It also supports OS X, but unfortunately my wallet doesn't, so I will have to limit this review to the former operating systems. Now that we have all the technobabble, acronyms and buzz words out of the way, let's look at Data Architect.

"No software review would be complete without blathering incessantly about, and basing the majority of the review on, the installer. In this case I'm afraid I must disappoint. On Microsoft Windows, the installer is a single, simple Microsoft Installer (.msi) file. You double-click on it and Data Architect, through the miracle of modern mouse-clicking technology, is quickly installed.

"Installing Data Architect on Linux is slightly more challenging. Data Architect itself is quite easy, but you may need to install some other software as well, which I will mention in a moment..."

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