The first "stable" version of OpenOffice 2 was released yesterday. This latest release of the open-source office suite includes a much improved database frontend, capable of using "data documents" (the conept which MS Acess uses) and also ODBC/JDBC connectivity.

The full list of changes and new features can be found on the website at (you guessed it)

Installation is of the pre-compiled linux version relatively simple, just "rpm -i *" inside the RPMs directory. Menu-RPMS are provided for a number of distributions, and a .deb file is available for debian. If it isn't already, 2.0 should be available in your distribution's official package respository pretty soon.