[22 Sept 2008 Recovered thanks to http://web.archive.org Thank you Minder]
A quick question for some of my IT friends.
I’m supposed to be developing a couple of databases for ISODEC. Most of the PCs here seem to have Access 2003, but not all. I don’t have MS Access on my personal laptop and couldn’t work out how to add it to my install of Office 2003 without buying the whole lot again.
I’ve downloaded the free OpenOffice.Org which contains a DBMS and am thinking it might be better to use a freeware database than the very expensive MS Access. It seems simpler to use, although I haven’t really played with it yet and I can install it anywhere. However MS Access is better documented.
Does anyone have any experience using OpenOffice.org Base application?
Given that Access is better documented and I will only be here a year leaving non techies to maintain whatever I build which is the more sustainable approach?
[15 Sept 2008]
p.s. In the end I went with Access