drhowarddrfine - 12:06 am on Mar 2, 2013 (gmt 0)
Linux can probably extract a lot of the data on those disks and you can then piece some of that together.
As far as home user friendly goes, the only people who feel there is a competition going on are those who don't work on Linux/BSD/Unix. afaik, people seem pretty happy with Mint if they aren't a developer. Linux is not a company and has (relatively) little funding compared to a paid distribution of software that Windows is. If people want to start paying $200 for their Linux distro, then you will see some movement.
Access is a Windows program and MDB is its format. I would no sooner expect Linux to run that than I would expect Windows to use and run extfs.
User friendliness does not mean "it works like Windows". A lot of people want distros like Mint or Ubuntu to work just like Windows and run all their programs but I would never expect Windows to run all the *nix programs or work like Linux.