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Apr 28, 2004, 04:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Rekall is the app I've spent the most time learning while running RC2 of SUSE 9.1 on my desktop the past few weeks. You may remember that Rekall began its life as a proprietary product sold by TheKompany. Today, Rekall is a dual-licensed GUI database front-end with aspirations of becoming Linux's answer to Microsoft Access. The 2.2.0-beta1 release of the GPLd version bundled with SUSE 9.1 is not Access yet, but it's very usable.

"Note that Rekall does not include an RDMS--it's only a front-end. Drivers for MySQL, PostgreSQL, and XBase are included in the GPLd version. Also included is the ability to design, display, and execute tables, forms, reports, and queries. Database creation and access rights are controlled by the DBMS, not by Rekall..."

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