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Old 10-09-2008, 01:28 AM   #1
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Business: Windows Access DB ----> Linux OSS DB


I'm looking around for options to replace a completely windows run business which relies on ms access to keep track of customers, equipment, sales, etc.

I am aware of mysql and postgre, but I am curious what else exists out there.

The end-goal would be a completely linux environment, a database system that would allow pretty much the same functionality of ms access (ie: customizable forms, reports, etc). It doesn't have to be point-and-click like access, but that would be a bonus. I'm trying to get away from the extreme cost involved (Office Pro ~ $400 ea, plus windows ~ $120 ea) - at that cost to upgrade/replace all 10 antiquated client machines I'm looking at over $5000 and that doesn't include ANY hardware.

I am also aware of Open Office and that database system. But I am leaning toward mysql.

What options are available to create a front end for a mysql database?

What have any of you used and why do you like/dislike it.

BTW: we have a bunch of slow learners at work.
 
Old 10-09-2008, 08:15 AM   #2
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Take a look at some of the the suggestions in this thread.

SugarCRM might work for you. Web based centralized database, and everything you need to manage customers contacts.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...light=sugarcrm
 
Old 10-10-2008, 02:24 AM   #3
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