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Old 12-17-2003, 08:55 PM   #1
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Jumping in Head first

Completely new to Linux here, and jumping in head first.

Basically going to move my entire work computer to SuSe 9.0, and getting wine rack to be able to run the normal MS office apps to stay current will out office people.

However we run a couple software programs that use are ODBC sourced to MS 2k SQL servers.

Mostly wondering if anybody has gotten any native windows apps that access a microsoft ODBC source to work under linux.

I don't even know were to start, maybe just get it started on the crossover that's in SuSe winerack?

Or maybe wine.

Any advice would be helpful.

Thanks in advance, I'm sure I'll have more questions as time goes on but I'm looking forward to this and getting away from as much microsoft stuff as possible.
Old 12-17-2003, 10:10 PM   #2
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I use openOffice instead of MS office.. its completely Linux Native, and can handle mirosoft .doc formats.

and i cant name any sorry, but im 99% certain there are native SQL linux clients / servers.

if you want to get away from microsoft, dump the emulators, there are linux programs which let you do everything u ever did in windows and more.
Old 12-18-2003, 01:53 PM   #3
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I'm willing to try to open office, but because I'm at work and everybody has the MS office stuff, I would think things would be more smooth in terms of being 100% compatible if I send something.

is openoffice 100% compatible now days, I had a previous boss load it and we had alot of problems with them being compatible with the MS office products. Such as losing formatting and those types of things.

I'm sure the more I learn about linux the more I will find native programs. Like I'm currently going to be using gimp instead of photoshop kmail and those programs.

I'm actually anxous to find native linux programs and getting to learn how it all works together, however I have to remember that this will be the computer I'm workin with on a day to day basis and have to make sure I"m compatible with everybody else using M$ configurations and software.

I've been using Trillion as a messanging client, any suggestions on a native linux one that's as good or better?
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Ahhhh! Look at this:

I've not used much SQL myself (only tried out a little) so I can't tell how well it works.

Good luck in your switch!
Old 12-18-2003, 02:17 PM   #5
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Originally posted by MartinN
Ahhhh! Look at this:

I've not used much SQL myself (only tried out a little) so I can't tell how well it works.

Good luck in your switch!
Ok this is way to addicting. I'm already trying to figure out if this will work, the program we use for the software is windows only so I'll have to use either wine or crossover for that part but this looks like it may be my answer to the ODBC requirements for it.



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