ACCESS 2003 on Mac OS X

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Shahbaz, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. Shahbaz macrumors newbie

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    I am thinking of switching to Mac from my PC. I need to know if there is a way to run Access 2003 on the Mac ? I have a database application in Access 2003 that I need to run on the Mac. If anyone has done this or knows how to, I would greatly appreciate your help.

    Thanks in advance to all for their input.
     
  2. plinden macrumors 68040

    plinden

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    OpenOffice's Base application claims support for Access dbs, but I don't know how useful that is.

    Since OpenOffice is crossplatform, you could install it on your PC and see how it goes before making any decisions.

    Otherwise, the only way to use Access is to install Windows either dual boot or in Parallels.
     
  3. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    Buy an Intel Mac, run Windows under Parallels or Bootcamp

    I have never seen a successful Access clone -- Access runs on Windows underlying Jet database engine, which is proprietary. There's a big difference between being able to import the Access DB files, and actually running access.
     
  4. seniorstinky macrumors regular

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    I second that recommendation.
     
  5. phuong macrumors 6502a

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    Parallels can't run on PPC?
     
  6. besler3035 macrumors 6502

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    Nope. Parallels is Intel Mac only. For PPC, you can use Microsoft's Virtual PC.
     

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