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Data Base Software for a Small Business Linux Distro

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September 14, 2011 7:58:29 PM

Hey tomshardware,

I'm back with another question regarding software this time. I was wondering your guys' opinions on what you think the best database management software is for a "Ubuntu 10.4 Server Edition" server is. Some names I've come across are MS Access, Lyte 3, MySQL, and a few others. Anyone have any input?

Thanks!
September 15, 2011 3:56:40 PM

Well, it really kinda depends on what you plan on using it for and what backends said applications can use/support. I traditionally use MySQL but that's mostly because all of the applications that I care about that use a DB support it (and it has a long history of being well-supported in Linux and other Unix-like environments)
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September 29, 2011 12:17:28 AM

Mysql indeed. PostgreSQL is another open source option that fits nicely on a linux system.

And you can't use MS access on Linux anyway :) 
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