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Old 02-16-2003, 03:09 PM   #1
johan the olive
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Microsoft Money/Quicken in Linux?


Is their some sort of Money/Quicken program for Linux? My dad uses Win ME (nothing worse) with not much memory and it would be nice to put linux on it. only problem is that he needs money/quicken and has an existing file in money he'd need to convert or whatever. thanks!
 
Old 02-16-2003, 03:25 PM   #2
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gnucash can import .qif's from quicken, you may have to export from msmoney in the quicken format(if it's possible)and then import to gnucash.
http://gnucash.org/
 
Old 02-17-2003, 04:16 AM   #3
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i just wanted to say that i like your signature, johan. (sorry for the pointless post).

~icy
 
Old 02-17-2003, 04:13 PM   #4
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Money/Quicken in Linux

Moneydance
 
Old 02-17-2003, 06:51 PM   #5
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Gotta add my vote for GNUCash. I used MS Money for about 2 years, and had quite a lot of account info to import into GNUCash. After exporting each one from Money, importing into GNUCash was a piece of cake! I've been using it ever since.

Pros:

- Simpler and more logical to use
- Free!

Cons:

- Hard to install, unless your distro provides it
- Lack of support for bill scheduling (newest versions have it tho)
- Graphs and reports aren't quite as nice

Pretty much what it comes down to is that MS Money is a complete finance manager, whereas GNUCash is mostly just a glorified checkbook register. But if that's what you need...

There are a couple other (I hear) good programs out there, including Kapital (commercial) for KDE, Moneydance, Gnofin, etc. Try a few out and see what you think. It kind of depends on what your dad needs in his finance software. I kind of miss the bill scheduling from Money, but for the most part if checkbook functionality is all you need, there are plenty of good substitutes for Money or Quicken.
 
Old 02-09-2006, 12:05 PM   #6
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Will gnucash work in all distros, or is it only for specific ones? I was looking at the site, and the only downloads are for specific distros, all of which are older versions than what I have. Or am I just a rock and not seeing it?
 
Old 02-09-2006, 12:38 PM   #7
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it will run on any distro. if you don't see your distro, get the tarball from the /sources/stable directory
 
Old 02-09-2006, 12:58 PM   #8
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Great thanks!
 
Old 02-09-2006, 02:10 PM   #9
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Another one from KDE is kmymoney2 (at least on Debian Sarge, that's the version...)
 
  


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