Ric Posted August 9, 2007 Report Share Posted August 9, 2007 Just found this excellent site http://www.microsoft.com/sql/editions/express/default.mspxProviding a free SQL server thought I would pop it on my memory stick and gives it a whirl. The download size is interesting 36M to 475M depending on choice, no idea what it expands I also need a few extras to run it! UniServer download 7M expands to 36M including database and server runs from a memory stick no problem. So what do I get for my money? Free does not translate to open source, I could not find any information how to run it from a USB memory stick. I am slowly taking the Linux route this freebie along with Vista is pushing me that way. Once snared into the big brother trap, you may find there is no way to go; hence I am taking the opportunity of learning and exploring alternative routes. My real point if you are green in any way that old box will work perfectly with Linux and for some time to come. However it’s never going to run Vista or even XP and that freebie will not run either on your old kit. Again I pose the question what do I get for my money. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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