I did a search on database / databases and looked through more than 10 pages of threads but I didn't see anything that fit so here goes. Moderators please place this where you think best.
I noticed that Mysql and Postgresql are mentioned a lot for database use on Linux systems.
My understanding is that they are for servers only. Is this correct?
I am interested in using Linux on a desktop machine and I want a (perferably relational) database that I can use - much like I used to use paradox or dbase on a windows machine (I never learned Access - don't like the way Microsoft thinks
). I wouldn't mind paying for one but I couldn't afford the hefty fees for a professional database like db2 or oracle.
Can anyone recommend a database for personal use on a PC using Linux? It has to be stable (don't want to lose stuff) and preferably use SQL.
I don't have Linux on my machine yet but I plan to use Mandrake 8.2 when it comes out and dual boot with Windows ME.