Hello all, I posted this in the Club Twit discord but wanted feedback from everyone. I recently started a new job that requires I have access to Microsoft Access. I prefer Mac OS as my Windows PC is 6 years old and very slow. What would the fine people of this community recommend I do to gain access to Microsoft Access.
I don’t believe MS even wants to support Access as a product any more… it’s certainly been very much put on the back burner. I think it’s hard enough to come by on Windows, so I doubt there is an official copy on MacOS. There is a free (as in libre) Access look-a-like in Libre Office, but I have never used it. No doubt your new employer is well invested in Access, but you should probably at least mention that it may not have a long future ahead of it. In the mean time, you’re probably going to need to run Parallels and a copy of Windows in it to access Access. (But that will not be free, as you need a Windows license in the VM to do it that way. With the virtual overhead, you might not find it any slower than running on your existing older Windows machine.)
When speaking of Access, this is the understatement of the year This is the reason, I think, why Microsoft would very much like to de-emphasize it as a product. (They even open sourced a portion of the JET database from which I believe Access is derived. Please no letters, I know that JET and Access are not the same thing, but they ARE related.)
That’s one of rezones i gone MAC but I was willing to let slide do the Bios to UEFI thing. That was of the only times I found Microsoft not quilty.
I do believe in time as X86 dies for real an ARM becomes the norm thing’s will be ok agrin.