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    Aug 31, 2008
    Freeware Database Programme
    Hey all, just wondering if anyone can reccommend a good, reliable (hopefully freeware) database programme for the mac. I'm not happy with FileMaker Pro, and just want a program that works like Microsoft (spit) Access.


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    Dec 24, 2002
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    filemaker pro is alot more cheaper than oracle.
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    Mar 17, 2008
    Tucson, AZ
    mySql is free, and is reliable, it is not however 'user friendly'
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    Jul 18, 2006
    You might try NeoOffice - it has a database included and I used it for a long time. It took my Access database. Another that is user friendly but not free is Bento (made by Filemaker but very, very easy to use).

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    Mar 15, 2006
    bento is leopard only, which makes no sense to me. why didn't they support tiger? Not every mac user has leopard.

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    PostgreSQL claims to be the best open source Database application and is completely free.

    You can find it at under Utilities & Tools.

    Hope this helps.
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    Aug 31, 2008
    Hi everybody. I decided to go with Bento, but I will look at PostgreSQL in more depth as I like to support the open source community - but anything with SQL seems complicated to me!

    Thanks for the advice guys.

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