Converting Laptops from XP to ubuntu
clanlaw at gmail.com
Fri Apr 11 20:20:46 UTC 2014
On 11 April 2014 11:28, Haneef Bashir <darkfena313 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
I did not think that Base had the graphical tools that are built in to
Access that make it so powerful for simple applications. Perhaps it
has moved on since I last looked.
My advice if the OP needs Access is to run it under Wine as another
poster has suggested.
> On Fri, Apr 11, 2014 at 12:39 PM, Peter Goggin <petergoggin at bigpond.com>
>> 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
>> 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.
>> Peter Goggin
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