Actually, yes I did look, and yes there is a cost... 0_o ??? If I read the site information correctly, then I would need to download the "MySQL Enterprise" version, as I am after all of the things ascribed to it. It is also $595 dollars for that service and support. http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/ Had I gone the "MySQL Community" version, then it would have been free, but, the caveat was that I knew what I was doing (I don't), that I understand the security issues involved (again, I do not), that I was comfortable managing my own databases ( I am not, yet) So, I sought an alternative, and the MAMP one is proving to be most appropriate, with many thanks to kasimir-k (O: Thank you for your concern. __________________________________________ T A G e: tigdh at tigdh.com m: 0434 249 753 (int) +61434 249 753 p: (03) 6334 2631 (int) +61 3 6334 2631 On 25/10/2007, at 12:49 AM, Hassan Schroeder wrote: On 10/24/07, Tigdh Glesain <tigdh at tigdh.com> wrote: > wasn't wanting to pay $599 to use MySQL ??? Have you actually looked at the MySQL site? There is no cost to download and use it as you're describing... -- Hassan Schroeder ------------------------ hassan.schroeder at gmail.com -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !