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The best approach is to store these in an encrypted section of your config file, the key to encrypt this should be stored in Windows protected storage for the user it runs as (ie no-one else, not even another admin can then access it). This assumes you need to store and use these credentials to pass on to access the DB, if you are simply running the service ...


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I'm a little confused. What is keeping you from just getting a portable copy of Python and running it off of a flash drive? I have a flash drive on my keys with a few portable compilers/IDEs and it all works fine. I suppose you could make a live USB if thought that you would often be switching between different operating systems, but I feel like in most ...


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Xamarin doesn't "target" Windows, because there is no point - whatever you write in C#, is ready to run on Windows in and of itself. That's why they're only selling licences for Xamarin.Android, Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Mac. But what would a Xamarin.Windows abstraction layer be supposed to do? That would be a textbook snake oil product :) "Native Windows ...


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I think the other answers provide a wide spectrum of reasons as to why operating systems do not rely on relational databases internally/exclusively so I'll just share an interesting piece of information that I once stumbled upon. Apparently, there are technologies that allow you to mount relational databases as file systems when their use is justified. ...


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The main function of any OS is to facilitate interactions between applications, hardware and the users. So.. why don't Windows/Linux OS use relational Databases (RDBMS)? This is a question of biblical proportions, but the short answer is: There is not any real benefit to be gained from using a complex structure such as an rdbms as a file system. ...



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