Umm, If your suggesting that the fileserver and the VB app would be running on the same machine, the no. Even if you could, there would be no point.
If on the other hand your suggesting keeping the Access db on a *seperate* linux fileserver, then yes you could, but there would still be no point.
What you could try instead, is recreate your database on an opensource db server, like MySQL or PostgreSQL, and connect to it from multiple instances of your VB app through ODBC (incredibly easy in VB if your already ADO for your connection: con.Open "DSN=MyDatabasesDSN" ) The only thing you'd really need to worry about is some of your SQL may need to be changed (probably nothing that major, but IIRC Access uses slightly different operators to the other db's).
This would not really demonstrate linux since these db's will run on windows as well, but it would show that opensource can produce software as good, if not better, than massive corporations.
Last edited by reiss; 11-24-2003 at 08:34 AM.