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Old 05-31-2002, 05:56 PM   #1
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MS-Access equivalent....

My wife works with a couple of databases she created with Access. Now that I have put Linux on my machine, she would like to be able to work with these databases without having to boot into windows. Is there a Linux based database program with the same look and feel as that of access? Will it be able to read/edit a database already created in access?
Old 06-02-2002, 09:33 AM   #2
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I don't think you'll be able to use much access in linux, need to migrate database to different system
Old 06-03-2002, 05:24 AM   #3
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Yes. Try Saving those file as comma-seperated feild database files, then migrating them to something like MySQL or similar
Old 06-03-2002, 06:05 AM   #4
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itīs much faster to work on postgresql (example) from command line than running a gui like access. it doesnt take long to get used to that either. she might try that.
cheers jens
Old 06-08-2002, 01:00 AM   #5
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MySQL, with PHPMyAdmin, maybe . . .

Hi! if you plan to _migrate_, maybe you can try MySQL ( along with PHPMyAdmin ( (a web based MySQL Administration programme that makes use of PHP, so you need to install PHP and Apache as well :-).

But in that case, if I am not very much mistaken, you will be missing the nice GUI FORMS that you used with Access (if any). If you do need to use MsOffice suite, you should try some windows emulator (like wine,, otherwise the combination mentioned above should do just fine. for different softwares you can try and, these are very good linux software repositories and can help you with lots and lots of tools.

happy linux-ing.


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