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Old 04-01-2006, 03:48 AM   #1
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Question Installation of Programs Help

I have just started to use linux and i have a question:

I have made this database for my a level project in microsoft access. It is in the 2000 format. I have to get this computer to run it for my uncle to use. My first choice was linux as it does not crash as often and is more reliable than windows. My uncle does not know very much about computers so it has to be reliable. I think that open office or star office will open it. I installed linux 6.4 becasue it is the only version we had that would work with the computer, it is reasonably old and was free. I want to know how to install a program to open and access 2000 file. Can you explain how to set this up as i am completly new to linux. The computer that i normallly use is windows and connected to the internet as i know how to use it better but i am fed up with it crashing and being slower than linux.

Thanks in Advance
Old 04-01-2006, 04:39 AM   #2
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First of all, I have never heard about linux 6.4, you may have mistaken the distro with linux itself.
However let 's be brief and go straight to your problem:
To access M$ Access database, you can use open office base (which is include in open office 2.0)
At that time open office 2.0 is included in many distro so you can download the latest version of some distro such as fedora core:
Then install the distro over the linux 6.4
It is the easiest way
Old 04-01-2006, 06:06 AM   #3
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An other alternative is the new koffice 1.5 (or future 1.6) (will?) do this also:


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