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Linux.com: Building Databases with Kexi and OpenOffice.org 2 Base

Sep 16, 2005, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mark Alexander Bain)

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"If you asked most Linux users which Windows applications they want to be able to use, Microsoft Access would probably come in at the bottom of the list. However, there are also many people who consider it to be a useful and important rapid application development (RAD) tool. Now Linux users have a couple of good Access alternatives--KDE's Kexi and OpenOffice.org Base Version 2.

"Kexi is touted as an open source competitor for Access. It comes as part of KOffice, but can also be downloaded as a standalone application. Installing Kexi is fairly simple, even if you've never installed a Linux application before. On the other hand, OpenOffice.org Version 2 is still in beta, and takes quite a bit more work to install (depending on your Linux distribution). Once OpenOffice.org 2 has been released, it should be as easy to install as the stable version of OpenOffice.org, version 1.1.4..."

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