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Re: Moving from XP and looking for replacement programs

On Tue, Apr 20, 2004 at 09:22:20AM +0300, Kristian Niemi wrote:
> Is there a GUI available? I'm also thinking of switching a relatives 
> computer from win 98 to debian, and currently the only obstacle is ... 
> access. And perhaps I could learn mySQL, but she /really/ doesn't want to.
> What she needs isn't really a superb database-program, but a 
> `ok'-database-program, /to which there is a GUI/. I believe I have tried 
> to find GUIs to mySQL, without any real luck. But perhaps I wasn't 
> looking in the right places?
> Is there a linux equivalent to Access (i.e. an *easy to use*, 
> preferrably WYSIWYG, database-program)?

For what use?

a quick search brings up tora as a possible candidate but I don't know
it. Also gnome-db looks like it may be what you want.

> Alex Malinovich wrote:
> >On Mon, 2004-04-19 at 01:30, Kristian Niemi wrote:
> >--snip--
> >
> >>One thing for which I'm still searching for though, is some equivalent 
> >>to Microsoft Access. OpenOffice works beautifully, taking care of 
> >>everything else Office used to do -- and in most parts succeeding quite 
> >>well -- but I haven't found a database-solution I've liked / known how 
> >>to use.
> >
> >
> >MS Access is as much a database as I am a refrigerator. :) If you really
> >need a database, mySQL is a great free alternative. If you don't
> >know/aren't willing to learn SQL, then you don't REALLY need a database
> >any more than I NEED a 97-ton dump truck to return a rented movie. :)
> >
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