I am looking for a JDBC compatible database driver with the following requirements:
1. A driver for a desktop database such as Access or Paradox (or even both?)
2. The driver must run under both Windows 98 and Windows XP.
3. The Java application, the database and the driver must be able to run on a single workstation (i.e.not connecting to a port over a network connection).
Does anyone know of a suitable driver (preferably free)? I've read that one should not use the Java JDBC-ODBC bridge if at all possible, so I need an alternative.