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shells and bells

On 3 May 2000, John Jannotti wrote:

> > MySQL too is equally good.
> Actually no, I don't think it is.  For some reason I can't quite
> understand, MySQL gets a lot of good press in the free software community.

Because it's very fast and easy to use. weblogs don't need transaction
> But, as Mike Bilow pointed out, of the free systems, only PostgreSQL has
> transactions.  I just don't understand how a database without transactions
> is considered worthwhile when a perfectly good (free) alternative is
> available.

Niall Kavanagh, niall at
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