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Linux Database Becomes a Browser

Aug 08, 2007, 12:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Guy Kewney)

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"The fashion for 'web mashups' just got a steroid boost with the release of a browser that is really a desktop database, with full SQL scripting and the ability to manipulate tabular data found on the Internet.

"The browser, Kirix Strata, started life two years ago as a Linux desktop database, said Kirix founder and president, Nate Williams. He told The Register that 'the world seemed very excited about it at the time, but sadly, the demand for a Linux desktop database, however powerful, wasn't large... people really wanted server products like MySQL...'"

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