Needed to get some air and clear my head.. so I went to the local Linux User Group (www.golug.org) mostly because its one of the few places I can go to without looking like a human being. No shaving, no haircut, no problem – dirty jeans and “I read your email shirt” and I’m out the door.
Kevin Korb presented a very nice introduction to MySQL and SQL in general. He has a writeup here. Take a look at it, the paper is a pretty comprehensive description of the basics to get you started. MySQL is a powerful SQL server and yes, it runs on Windows too. Check it out.