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You can get it much cheaper. Add MS Office 97 Pro, Opera 8.5, inexpensive developer editions of SQL Server and Oracle, a few games, and you're good to go.

Some comments on the latest Linux Format magazine 13180
On Tuesday 25 October 2005 10:31, amosf stood up and spoke the following words to the mbuttes incomp.os.linux.advocacy...: Which...

They're much more consistent than Linux apps.

Some comments on the latest Linux Format magazine 13179
In comp.os.linux.advocacy, DFS wrote on Fri, 28 Oct 2005 12:04:21 -0400 I don't know about losing images, but it mangles figures fairly well...

There you go again. Never taking responsibility for your OS.

I used to develop apps with Borland Paradox (DOS and Windows), and before that dBase and some Clipper. I loved Paradox for Windows - its scripting language from 1993 is probably still better and in some ways more powerful than VB. But nobody uses it. The market is MS. And Access is unsurpbutted as a query-reporting tool - except for some really pricey programs like Brio and Business Objects. Overall there is just not a Windows db-client tool anywhere near as good as MS Access for data processing. One of the nice things is you query any datasource that has an ODBC driver. I can write joins between SQL Server, Oracle, DB2, Access, Informix and Lotus Notes systems, all at once. It's slow, but it will work. And the report writer is excellent.

Even so, I probably need to move away from Access development anyway, into web development. Java and Javascript, maybe even PHP and PostgreSQL.


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