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Old 05-18-2004, 06:59 PM   #1
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store inventory system

hi all; I'm a Linux user at home and want to switch my complete record's store to Linux (1 server & 8 workstations)
The reason why I didn't switch before... some reasons but the most important was my basic knowledge of linux. After
a year trying lots of distributions (start with suse, after slackware, sol, and found arch ), my knowledge, yes I can say
is a lot better. My only problem now is my major application (invoicing, orderings, customers, catalog etc..) has been built around
MSAccess. I want to go ahead with a version 2 of my application and now I'm undecided. For sure I'm switching to SQL, but for
the front-end what direction to go??
I've tried Real Basic and I think I can do what I want with, but I'm not sure. Instead should I go with an Web application build around
MySQL, PHP and use the same technology for my web site?
thank you for your help!
Old 05-18-2004, 07:56 PM   #2
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Hey there!

I'm a well certified M$ Professional (because it makes me money) and I'm working on almost entirely Linux now, after touching linux for the first time in September..

Anyways... If you like your M$ Access Database... You can use CrossoverXOffice ( and Install Office...

Of course if you are opposed to using a Windows emulator with Linux (as I am) You cou could do it web based..

I've been a website developer for about 5 years now and I use a lot ColdFusion programming... when developing under Windows, I always used Access as my backend databases... now moving to Linux.. I made myself learn MySQL.. which is very fast as I'm sure you know... Hasn't beena great deal of a change for me as I do most of my Database manipulation with ColdFusion anyways...

I haven't taken the time to learn PHP.. though I should because it's free... and ColdFusion server... well... let's just say it's not so free... But it's pretty easy to learn... and capable of just about eberything you could possibly want to do with a web-based server... even generating dynamic graphs and charts...

I hope this has helped....


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