Subject Re: [firebird-support] I use Interbase (6, now 2007) to work. Can I try FB without uninstalling IB?
Author Paul Vinkenoog
Hello Rolando,

> I use Interbase (6, now 2007) for my daily work. Can I try Firebird 2.1.3
> without uninstalling IB?. I've read in the Firebird Quick Start Guide that
> Firebird 2 "..can also run concurrently with ... Interbase servers. Setting
> this up is not a beginner's task though.". That scares me 'cause I'm really
> very unexperienced and I usually freak out with tricky installations.

In addition to what others already advised you: if you want to test-drive
Firebird (MINUS user authentication and security) with a minimum amount of
fuss and without being in InterBase's way, why not install Firebird Embedded
Server? It's just a couple of DLL's and stuff in your application tree,
it doesn't listen on any ports so it'll never collide with another server,
and yet it's a full Firebird engine, behaving exactly the same as Classic
or Superserver when it comes to database operations -- except that it lets
you connect as *any* user without checking the password.

See, as well as the
relevant Release Notes sections.

Hope this helps,
Paul Vinkenoog