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The Definitive Guide to MongoDB: The NoSQL Database for Cloud and Desktop Computing by Tim Hawkins, Peter Membrey, Eelco Plugge

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Chapter 2. Installing MongoDB

In Chapter 1, you got a taste of what MongoDB can do for you. In this chapter, you will learn how to install and expand MongoDB even further, enabling you to use it in combination with your favorite programming language.

MongoDB is a cross-platform database, and you can find a significant list of available packages to download from the MongoDB website (www.mongodb.org). The wealth of available versions might make it difficult to decide which version is the right one for you. The right choice for you probably depends on the operating system your server uses, the kind of processor in your server, whether you prefer a stable release, and whether you would like to take a dive into a version which is still in development, ...

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