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unixODBC.org: OpenOffice.org 1.0, unixODBC, and MySQL

Jun 13, 2002, 19:00 (17 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John McCreesh)

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"The launch of OpenOffice.org 1.0 last month removed at a stroke one major obstacle to the universal use of Linux on the desktop. At last, Linux users have a complete office software suite - word processor, spreadsheet, graphics, and presentations - which not only works at least as well as the Microsoft Office equivalent, but can also use Microsoft Office file formats, and is genuinely open source and cross-platform.

"However, this hasn't prevented objections from Microsoft diehards that they still can't migrate to Linux, because Linux hasn't anything like Microsoft Access. Well, one of the unpublicised features of OpenOffice.org 1.0 is that it has a powerful user-friendly database front end. All you need to do is wire it up to one of the many open-source databases on Linux, and you have a Microsoft Access (and more) equivalent..."

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