Archive for October 28th, 2010

October 28th, 2010

MS Access – Running Access on Linux/Ubuntu

by Daniel Pineault

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 http://www.winehq.org/download. You can also check out their brief page regarding MS Access at http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=application&iId=12

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)!

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