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MySQL advice

When people ask me what MySQL to use, I used to respond "Go to and download the community edition". I recommend it over any version of MySQL that is bundled with your OS.

But I also listen to people who know more than me when it comes to MySQL, and one of those just asked (and presented facts) if the those binaries are in fact dead.

So right now, my new advice on MySQL choices is this: read the latest MySQL Performance blog article and decide what you want.

I'm going to test the Jeremy Cole's releases of MySQL to see if they work correctly with my environment, and I'll keep you posted.

One thing will still send me to, though: Mac OS X binaries. Jeremy only has RedHat Enterprise Linux RPMs Update: I was wrong. At least the Enterprise version has Mac OS X binaries. Thanks to Joaquim Carvalho for pointing them out for me.