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  1. 1. Do you use a personal general database?

    • No
    • Yes: MS Office Access
    • Yes: Filemaker
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    • Yes: Bento
    • Yes: OpenOffice.org/LibreOffice Base
      0
    • Yes: SQL-based solution on my home server/background process
    • Yes: Web based solution
    • Yes: Other local solution
  2. 2. What for?

    • N/A (I don't use a database application)
    • Storing all kinds of files in one place
    • Storing ideas and projects
    • Storing photos/videos
    • Storing conversation and possibly IM received files
    • Storing very specific and uncommon files/data (specify in comments if you like!)
  3. 3. Would you introduce your friends into the world of keeping a personal database?

    • I already have and will keep on doing that
    • I haven't already, but definitely will
    • I haven't already and am not sure whether I will do
    • I already have, but won't do it in foreseeable future
    • I haven't and won't in foreseeable future

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Bonus question for question 3:

What about tech savvy and non-savvy friends - any difference for you?

Glassed Silver:mac

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I use MS Office at work all the time but I wouldn't inflict on my worse enemies the nightmare of using a database for personal use. I do play with LibreOffice base at home sometimes, but for nothing concrete.

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"I interface with my database, my database is in cyberspace, so I'm interactive, I'm hyperactive and from time to time I'm radioactive."

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Yes, Evernote. I suppose it's not specifically a database program, per se, but functionally it is one, especially if you go pro and can attach any kinds of files.

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Anyone using iTunes, WMP, Winamp, Picasa, etc is using a database!

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I use a database for my network server that records backup times and stores information in regards to where (backup) images are kept. So yeah.

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Anyone using iTunes, WMP, Winamp, Picasa, etc is using a database!

True, but I took the question to mean more like record-keeping databases rather than iTunes and iPhoto. If the poll had included options such as iTunes and iPhoto, I would have selected that option rather than saying "no, I don't use databases."

While I do use iTunes and iPhoto, I don't use Access. I can't understand the point in my personal time. In fairness, there are times where I can't understand the use at work either! :laugh:

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Ehm. Windows Search?

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I don't use, but I'm assuming some applications I use, make use of their own db.

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In which case yes, I run a hosted copy of Sharepoint.

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Ehm. Windows Search?

Ugh...

Filesystems don't always cut everything in the most graceful way.

To each his own.

The poll says general purpose database programs, so it leaves out the obvious candidates that are specific per se:

iTunes, iPhoto, etc...

Glassed Silver:ios

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Not really in the sense you're asking, although I should for my HTPC stuff.

However, Excel excels in that :)

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I have an access database that I store Product key info in :p

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Anyone using iTunes, WMP, Winamp, Picasa, etc is using a database!

Like I said, I wouldn't inflict the pain of a database on my worst enemies. :p

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