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Average score 3.2 (based on 70 votes)

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given by Anonymous on June 13, 2007

Very basic, most seasoned access users will be disappointed. "reports" sets up a mail-merge in openoffice write! Still the "achilles heel" of linux for my organization.

given by Anonymous on August 16, 2007

Extremely slow. What a joke!

given by Anonymous on June 16, 2008

Way too slow, even with small databases. A good reason to use MS software.

given by peg110 on September 24, 2008

I thought it was only slow because of my method of use (using usb drive), however, even after moving it to a spinning disk, it seemed very slow. Didn't really look to deep into it until I read these posts.

Overall, Access is easier to use and I think it's more versatile, but for the Price... Base is pretty good with basic functionality.

given by Anonymous on April 3, 2009

given by Anonymous on May 23, 2009

Base is no use to you if you need to email a database. Whereas Acess automatically offers to convert a database file into Excel for email, there is no such conversion in Base.

given by But it's free! on August 5, 2009

Open source rules... not. Opening Base (or OpenOffice.org for that matter) doesn't even bring up a window but miraculously manages to run invisibly and can only be found with the Task Manager. When clicking the icon and getting no response I though the program didn't load so imagine my suprise when I found 6 instances of OpenOffice running simultaneously. Even lovelier is assuming that the window pops up trying to create a new document in Base crashes the program.

I'll stick with Microsoft, thanks.

given by Chris Weir on October 28, 2009

I have to agree with the majority of people here.

I gave base a shot as I was starting my own business. Creating forms and queries was nothing short of a nightmare! Bugs galore! with nothing working the way it should.

It's a shame, because the rest of OO is pretty decent.

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