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Old 10-16-2003, 07:34 PM   #1
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Application like M$ Access


I'm searching for an application like access for mi Red Hat Linux, but' I haven't found one.is there any application of this kind at development? I think that an application like that will help to expand linux for the desktop market.
 
Old 10-16-2003, 07:46 PM   #2
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There are plenty of frontends to mySQL or postgreSQL or even Oracle, all three databases superior to Access.

Although, I DO take exception to your reference to Microsoft as "M$", because it implies that making money is somehow a bad thing.
 
Old 10-16-2003, 07:58 PM   #3
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Yes, there are databases superior to Access, but is there any front-end or application that provides an enviroment development that helps you to store your queries, create forms,reports, macros and all this in an standalone application? I think that this will be great, and will help home developers to make their own small databases applications or simply to store or manage their data. Openoffice should include an application of this kind like Microsoft has in Microsoft Office.
MySQL and the other databases needs more resources and Access doesn't need to configure a server and stores all the information on a single file.
Sorry about my reference to Microsoft like M$, it was only an abbreviattion.
PD:Sorry about my english if there are any mistakes.
 
Old 10-16-2003, 08:29 PM   #4
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As I said, "There are plenty of frontends to..."

Search on Freshmeat.
 
Old 10-16-2003, 08:50 PM   #5
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Although, I DO take exception to your reference to Microsoft as "M$", because it implies that making money is somehow a bad thing.
Hey Kurt,

Your comment is a classic example of reading the wrong inference into something.

I for one, often use M$ and this isn't so much to do with being critical by making money, but more of a case that MS are little more than "greedy parasites", who seem intent in keeping computer users "in the dark".

You can take that whichever way you want, I have nothing against M$ "per se" except for their underhanded and usurous business practices.

For finrold,

Have you had a look at this it might point you in the right direction or even just check out 1.1 as it seems that the "data sources" faciltiy may do what you want (I'm still looking into it - as I'm a mega n00b when it comes to databases and the like)

regards

John
 
Old 10-16-2003, 09:11 PM   #6
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Thanks, I'll search exhaustly freshmeat and I'll try all the frontends, but the first impression is that the frontends only can help with the creation and other operations with the tables, but they don't provide an environment development for manage your database and create your own mini-application inside your work environment.
Also, I m going to give a look at the pdf about openoffice, this could be interesting.
 
  


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