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MySQL 5.1 Takes Off Despite Controversy

Tuesday Dec 9th 2008 by DatabaseJournal.com Staff

Sun claims over a quarter million downloads in first days of release; downplays criticism.

[From InternetNews]

Ten days after first being officially released as generally available (GA), software, Sun Microsystems is now claiming its open source MySQL 5.1 database server is being well received. It's a claim that stands in contrast to the initial claim of MySQL founder Monty Widenius who last week published a long diatribe discussing the multiple failures of MySQL 5.1.

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