|SUBJECT ||Subject: [hangout] Re: [nylug-talk] MS Access under Linux
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Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2001 20:14:09 -0800
To: Hans Zaunere
Subject: [hangout] Re: [nylug-talk] MS Access under Linux
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This is really funny to read on a Linux mailing list.
I want to also be really honest. It's not often popular but it is not often that anyone can say anything good about a microsoft product, and access fits the normal MS standards of building complete junk.
I've seen completely incompetent Oracle people use Access and an ODBC driver which sucks up mountains of unneeded data and drag the LAN into the pit all the while causing the Windows OS to crash. But screw it. Why should that stop an Oracle 'OEM' DBA from using Access to do amazing work which would be easier, faster, and simpler from PSQL.
Honestly, Access is complete and utter junk. It's not even as good as Foxpro. But it's good for making people brain dead, and a slave to Windows, and tunring computers into jelly.
At Thu, 15 Nov 2001 17:40:53 -0800 (PST) , Hans Zaunere wrote:
>> On Wednesday 14 November 2001 03:02 pm, George
>> Georgalis wrote:
>> > What do people recommend to replace M$ Access on a
>> > Linux desktop?
>> MySQL and PostgreSQL are the best-known free
>> databases out there
>Although it isn't always popular, I'm going to be
>honest. If you need Access, use it. The fact is
>there is nothing like it on any platform (except MAC I
>suppose). I have seen professional Oracle DBAs do
>amazing and very productive things with the aid of
>Access. It was the glue that brought together
>100,000+ records in minutes and saved a lot of
>If you're just looking to play around with some
>software, StarOffice and Corel have some second rate
>products for Linux.
>Although there has been a lot of talk about MySQL and
>PostgreSQL, they are NOT a replacement for Access.
>They would be a replacement for MSSQL.
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