Linux and Open Source... What is still missing?

Derek Broughton news at
Wed Oct 25 16:30:23 BST 2006

Joel Bryan Juliano wrote:

> On 10/25/06, Michael T. Richter <ttmrichter at> wrote:
>>  On Wed, 2006-25-10 at 20:45 +1000, Jeff Waugh wrote:
>> > The BIGGEST thing of all though I think is that there's no MS Access>
>> > equivalent in any office suite (or outside of any office suite).   The>
>> > Kexi project is going so slow that I wonder if it's actually moving..
>>   Take a look at Glom (it's in the archive).
>> Am I tripping when I look at OpenOffice.org2's Base product and see
>> Access?
> The problem with Database is Microsoft's Access's SQL
> syntax isn't totally compatible, the syntax where a bit complicated in
> hsql than access's. But, so far it's really good!! It only needs some
> documentation and _examples_.

Seems to me that this is a situation where MS is actually following
standards.  afaik, Access conforms to ANSI SQL standards.

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