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Old 11-03-2009, 01:12 AM   #16
lyoumans
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Wink Windows programs in Linux


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Originally Posted by dasy2k1 View Post
can you tell us some of the apps you want to run...

some may be ported to linux or we may know of alternatives that do the same thing
I only have about 3 or 4 I want to use. I have installed Wine and have gotten 2 of them to work right. The ones that work are not Microsoft programs. I tried two window 98 Microsoft programs but couldn't get either of them to work. One that I really wanted was Microsoft Money, it will install but I can't get it to run. Maybe I can find a program written for Linux that is close to it.

Thanks for all the help.
 
Old 11-03-2009, 06:43 AM   #17
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to replace microsoft money i would recomend Gnucash

It should be in your distros pakage manager,

its a bit more powerful than money, is free and has extensive documentation online
http://www.gnucash.org/
and even has a FAQ for importing your data from money
http://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/FAQ#Q:_...osoft_Money.3F
 
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Old 11-04-2009, 11:10 AM   #18
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It's my belief that this forum is all about helping out others to get to learn Linux, get more knowledge about all there is to know about Linux. In that concept you are right, jamwaffles, we're all here to help. But what will help someone the most? A step by step guide on how to achieve a goal? Or pointing that someone in a direction so that he/she can find out for him-/herself how, what and why makes Linux 'tick'. I think you'd agree when I say that by far the second option will teach the person in question more, at least it will 'sink' in better than just copy paste commands from a post here.

Kind regards,

Eric
Of course. you are completely correct. just personally i like to type stuff out on here, but you are very right in saying copying and pasting is worse than doing it yourself.

Regards

James
 
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