I know that you cannot operate Access with Linux but you can use it as a file server. I have Redhat6.0 with samba 2.0.3. on a server. I have attached 14 PCs running Win98 and am able to share files one at a time. I placed Access97 on each PC with programs. I placed Access97 database on the server. One person can attach to the Access97 and operate just as if it was through another Windows PC. When the second PC attempts to attach to the database I get an error that the file is in use and cannot be shared. When the other PC closes Access you can then get in with the second PC but then the first cannot get in. I have a group permissions set for both PCs in the folder and have stated oplocks = no share = yes. What am I doing wrong. This is also occuring with Outlook97 with the files on the server and the programs on the Win98 PCs - Thanks for you help.