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sleepymish 01-12-2004 02:38 PM

Excel-like spreadsheet for Unix w/ ODBC Capability?
 
Hi,

The subject said it all.

I'm wondering if there's a spreadsheet application that resembles Windows MS Excel and has ODBC capability to connect to MySQL server in the backend?

Thanks in advance!
Michelle

graffitici 01-12-2004 02:57 PM

The most prevalent office suite for linux is openoffice.org. It is pretty much the same as Microsoft Office, except that it is free. It has a component that is quite similar to Excel. I do not know whether it has ODBC capability to connect to MySQL server in the backend, but if i had to take a guess i would say it probably can. Check their website for that info.
Although I have just noticed that you said unix in your subject line. Do you really mean unix, or did you mean linux? they are not the same you know, and this is a linux forum.

sleepymish 01-12-2004 04:26 PM

Thanks, I will check the website for openoffice. I am not familiar with Linux or Unix... yeah what is the difference between the two?

graffitici 01-12-2004 04:41 PM

Some argue that there is not much of a differece between Unix and Linux, since they are based on the same APIs. However AFAIK you need a certificate to be able to call yourself UNIX, and linux doesn't have that, since it is basically free. I think the problem is philosophical more than technical. Linux, or by his full name, GNU/Linux (where GNU means "GNU is Not Unix") believes that software should be free.
Read the GNU Manifesto for more information:
www.gnu.org
you can also check this page:
http://www.tldp.org/FAQ/Linux-FAQ/ge...#is-linux-unix


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