28.5 Instructions for Installing MySQL and MySQL Connector/J

MySQL Community Edition is an open-source database management system that executes on many platforms, including Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. Complete information about MySQL is available from www.mysql.com. The examples in Sections 28.828.9 manipulate MySQL databases using MySQL 5.5.8—the latest release at the time of this writing.

Installing MySQL

To install MySQL Community Edition on Windows, Linux or Mac OS X, see the installation overview for your platform at:

  • Windows: dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.5/en/windows-installation.html

  • Linux: dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.5/en/linux-installation-rpm.html

  • Mac OS X: dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.5/en/macosx-installation.html

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