On Wednesday 25 August 2004 09:36 am, Hugo Silva wrote: > Hi, > > I'm working on a project to change the network on my school to open > source software only (FreeBSD/Linux workstations only). <snip> > > Since I plan to switch the whole network from windows to FreeBSD / > Linux (only adding linux because other people want it :-P), I'll need > to substitute the following applications: > > - Visual C++ (anjuta) > - MS Access (?) > > I don't know much about access, but I believe it's possible to have a > ms-access database server.. if that's the case, is there a open > source client with a similiar GUI to ms access available ? (note: > mysql/etc won't do, the school program says ms access, so we need > something similiar) > > > Any insight on these issues is most welcome > > Regards, > > Hugo
Hugo, You're out of luck where MS Access is concerned. FreeBSD comes with several outstanding database servers; but nothing that matches MS Access as a RAD for database clients or a tool for complex, ad hoc analysis. Access makes for a lousy server; but excels as a GUI client. You can install MS Access on Linux using Codeweaver's Crossover Office (a WINE thing); but it seems to have memory limitations, and crashes under moderate workloads. MS Access (Win2K or XP Pro) + PostgreSQL (FreeBSD) is a very powerful combination. Best of luck, Andrew Gould _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"