MS Access – Running Access on Linux/Ubuntu

Have you ever had a client throw you the nice curveball of wanting to run an MS Access database on a Linux OS? Well, there is a workable solution.

You can install Wine on most Linux distributions. You can check out their website at You can also check out their brief page regarding MS Access at

Overall, this seems to be a very good option for older versions, and slightly less reliable for the newer version (2007) with no data regarding 2010 compatibility. Depending on you needs, this is definitely worth checking out and the price is right, it’s free (you have to love open-source)!