if i use JDBC in my program to work with a microsoft acess database, it should work on every platform right? Or am i wrong, and choosing a microsoft access database as my database limits me to only windows machines?
Depends what exactly you are talking about. If you have a server running on Windows accessing the Access DB, clients connecting to that server won't care. If you are connecting directly using JDBC, there are driver limitations that you will run up against (search this forum's history for details). If you want Access itself to run on anything other than Windows*, that's a complete NO GO. Rumor has it that MS is preparing a version of Access for inclusion in the Mac OS X version of Office, but why bother when better DB's are available? [ April 13, 2004: Message edited by: Bear Bibeault ]