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    Need a very powerful database app in Linux


    I am a research and info pack rat and am looking for a powerful database program that will help me. I am getting my masters degree, following by a ph.d. As I study and find articles and book that are useful I want to scan them, use ocr software to convert them into a wp file and then store them in the computer in such a way that I can search though tens of thousands of pages of text on any word that might be in the article.

    I also will be keeping picture files and other kinds of files as well.

    Any Linux apps that will do this?

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    I would suggest mysql for simple use.
    but in terms of robustness, postgres is the way to go !

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    Either mysql or postgres.

    They run on many platforms, and they can easily interact with virtually any programming language around.

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    I'm supposed to recommend MySQL because I am supposed to be working at Sun Microsystems, but I don't start work there for a few more months yet so I say go with PostgreSQL.

    I'm not an expert, but as I understand it, PostgreSQL is highly configurable. Becoming and expert in PostgreSQL will essentially allow you to design databases of any size for virtually any application.

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    You could also so use Oracle, which is not opensource, but available for free download at their site.

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