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  • MySQL face-off: MySQL or MariaDB?

    Posted August 13, 2013 - 12:40 pm

    You'll find many great reasons to consider MariaDB, not least that MariaDB is led by the original author of MySQL, Monty Widenius. But there are reasons to stick with MySQL too.
  • Dead database walking: MySQL's creator on why the future belongs to MariaDB

    Posted April 4, 2013 - 10:28 am

    It's fair to say that MySQL creator Michael "Monty" Widenius is not a fan of Oracle. When the company announced in April 2009 that it was purchasing Sun, Widenius saw a bleak future ahead for the (still) wildly popular open source database, which Sun had snapped up in 2008.
  • Fedora, openSUSE ditch MySQL, in a major database shake-up

    Posted February 4, 2013 - 10:47 am

    Two major open-source projects, Fedora and openSUSE, are planning to ditch the venerable Oracle MySQL database framework and adopt MariaDB instead.
  • Will Cinnamon be the default desktop in Fedora Linux 19?

    Posted January 28, 2013 - 10:50 am

    It was just last week that Fedora Linux 18 "Spherical Cow" made its official debut, but since then the Red Hat-supported distribution has been all over the news for a variety of reasons, not all of them complimentary.
  • Review

    Six free databases with commercial-quality features

    Posted December 3, 2012 - 4:44 pm

    Free or open source databases run hundreds of millions of public-facing and private applications worldwide, but how effective is this technology and how do these products compare? For answers, we reviewed six popular free or open source database products: Microsoft SQL Server Express, PostgreSQL, Oracle's MySQL, MariaDB, Apache Derby and Firebird SQL.
  • 'Tragically comedic' flaw gives anyone root access to 900,000 Internet servers

    Posted June 12, 2012 - 2:13 pm

    It only happens about once every 256 times, and doesn't affect all the millions of MySQL and MariaDB databases that are among the most common apps on the web. 879,000 servers will let anyone log in who has a legitimate username and any password at all. 'Root' works great!

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