[olug] Software suggestion

Craig Wolf cjwolf at mpsomaha.org
Wed Aug 16 11:42:10 UTC 2006

I have been approached about a solution for a location and I need some input from my friendly fellow geeks here.
These people help out less than fortunate families by loaning out toys/books/etc. to thier young children for a set period of time.  They want to move away from the Filemaker Pro DB they are currently using.  I believe that it is time for them to have a server vs 1 laptop running this db.  
What I am looking for is a Linux backend running a "DB" with a frontend of WinXP/Access or browser based.  If need be, a frontend Linux machine could be setup also dedicated to this function.  Items COULD be barcoded to use that functionality but not a requirement.
This could be free backend software OR pay for, just looking for ideas before I meet with them again.  

Thanx to anyone for their suggestions and ideas!!

Craig Wolf
Linux Web Server Support
Desktop/Network Specialist

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