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Apple Removes MySQL From Lion Server 303

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the well-isn't-that-interesting dept.
sfcrazy also noticed that Apple has officially removed MySQL from Lion Server, opting instead to include PostgreSQL, albeit in command line only form. The article speculates that the change is because MySQL is now Oracle property, and Apple is concerned about IP issues following all the legal issues surrounding Java.
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Apple Removes MySQL From Lion Server

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  • Much better anyway (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Anrego (830717) * on Wednesday August 03, 2011 @07:56AM (#36971152)

    I just wish it was a little more user friendly. That was the one thing MySQL had going for it.. dead simple to use and admin.. and I imagine Apple's frontend probably made it even more so. Postgres isn’t as bad as oracle (by a long shot) but it certainly requires a little background reading to use. MySQL you can pretty much throw on a box and start using right away. This made it insanely newbie friendly (and cheap webhost admin friendly) and is probably the reason it became so prevalent.

    For the record I’m no fan of Apple and I think using apple as a server is insane but I actually agree with Apple on this one.

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