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If you are a database person, you will be pleased to see that Linux is very well covered in this area.

postgreSQL is a high-powered database available on Mandrake and RH CD (free, unrestrictive BSD license).

mySQL GPL database, simpler and easier than postrgreSQL, yet very very capable. Favourite among many database developers. Like postgreSQL, mySQL is not meant to be just a personal database, and it may be hard to use it as such.

There are also commercial databases which are free for personal use, e.g. Sybase for Linux ( ) and Interbase ( There is also Oracle for Linux: For an Oracle-Linux howto, see:

Last Update: 2010-12-16