1. David Hopkins

    Do you by any chance know if the newer version of Base can open MS Access files now?

    Had a lot of trouble getting round this issue. MS Access is a daemon to install in Wine.

  2. David Hopkins

    mdbtools is just some little library that lets you open Access files etc. However, I seem to remember they are read only.

    I am pretty sure you can connect to ODBC databases with Base on Linux. I rmemeber seeing it in there.

  3. Generator

    Portable Java Runtime is a great idea. Unfortunately big portable apps such as Open Office or Thunderbird are very slow. I think that Open Office in connection with a Java will be very slow. I write this because I use in my job a Thunderbird Portable and it’s very slow (in comparison to non-portable edition).

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