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Expert MySQL by Charles A. Bell

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CHAPTER 1MySQL and the Open Source Revolution

Open source systems are rapidly becoming a force that is changing the software landscape. Information technology professionals everywhere are taking note of the high-quality, and in many cases world-class, development and support offered by open source software vendors. Corporations are paying attention because for the first time they have an alternative to the commercial proprietary software vendors. Small businesses are paying attention because open source software can significantly lower the cost of their information systems. Individuals are paying attention because they have more choices with more options than ever before. The majority of the underpinnings that make the Internet what it is today ...

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