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Should I Download the Java Run-time Environment?

I am looking at LibreOffice to use for a database system. It’s free. Does anyone know of a free DB that can be put on a server and accessed by a few different people? The DB will probably have 500 records, 6 tables, 4 forms. Expect total size to be less than 1 meg.

So if, Libre is the answer, is it safe to download JRE? Thanks in advance.

Comments: One Response to “Should I Download the Java Run-time Environment?”

    6 years ago

    Lots of people have the official JRE, either the one from Apple or the one from Oracle. There is a lot of software out there that requires it. Is it safe? Well, nothing is 100% safe, but it seems safe enough. I haven't had any issues.

    As far as online databases are concerned, would a spreadsheet do? You can always use a Google Drive spreadsheet. For that matter, you can do an iCloud Numbers spreadsheet too. People can access it via the web and they don't even need to be on a Mac.

    I'm sure there are many online database solutions. Some won't be free, and some won't be easy to use. So it really depends on your specific situation.

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