Converting Laptops from XP to ubuntu

Haneef Bashir darkfena313 at
Fri Apr 11 10:28:16 UTC 2014

Libreoffice has Base which should do what Acces does which is work as a
frontend for your databass. It can read 2007 access files not sure about
2007-2013. It has forms and reports.

On Fri, Apr 11, 2014 at 12:39 PM, Peter Goggin <petergoggin at>wrote:

> I am still in the process of deciding whether to convert all of my four
> lenovo laptops to run ubuntu.
> The software requirements for each are different so to keep things simple
> I am considering migrating one laptop at a time starting with the one with
> no specialised software.
> On my X61s I use the following programs:
> Internet - Firefox
> Email Thunderbird
> Microsoft Excel spreadsheet
> Microsoft Word for document
> Microsoft Access for a data base
> Karens Replicator for backup.
> I know that Firefox and Thunderbird run under Ubuntu and that Libre Office
> offers spreadsheet and wordprocessing.
> Does it have the equivalent of Access for a data base.
> I have a number of questions .
> 1. How easy is it to transfer the Email from XP to Ubuntu?
> 2. Can LibreOffice read Microsoft Word and Excel documents:?
> 3. Can any Ubuntu database program read Access database files?
> 4. Do any Ubuntu database programs have forms and report built in like
> Access?
> Many years ago I ran a MySql database under RedHat linux and from memory I
> had to write the forms using HTML and PHP.
> I would be grateful for any advice and information.
> Thankyou
> Peter Goggin
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