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Old 02-14-2007, 10:03 AM   #1
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Quicken alternative?


I am trying to set up my family with a linux computer instead of a windows, the only thing hold me back however is finding a way to make Quicken run using Wine or finding an alternative. Can someone help me?

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Old 02-14-2007, 10:18 AM   #2
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Haven't used it but I hear people talk about GNUCash as an open source alternative to Quicken.
 
Old 02-14-2007, 10:29 AM   #3
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There are many personal accounting softwares for Linux. Only by experimenting can you decide which one to go with.

Other open source alternatives are:

http://www.grisbi.org/
http://sourceforge.net/projects/jgnash/
http://gfd.sourceforge.net/

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Old 02-14-2007, 01:46 PM   #4
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I've used Money Dance for the past couple of years and I would recommend that. It does very well as in managing finances. Unless you need some of the more advanced features of Quicken, take a look. It has a test period and can import Quicken files. The purchase price is very reasonable.

It is also cross platform and one license enables you to install to multiple machines.
 
Old 02-14-2007, 01:57 PM   #5
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The reference under linux : Gnucash is very good in my opinion and it's free. It uses the double accounting system, it is reliable and you can track some errors that you may introduce.
My bank can export the data to a format that gnucash can understand.
I haven't really looked at the all the details on how to setup everything properly.
 
Old 02-14-2007, 04:12 PM   #6
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thanks guys ill have to try some of those programs.
 
Old 02-14-2007, 10:41 PM   #7
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I don't really know of any myself, but I do know that Quicken is supported by Crossover Linux, which is basically an easy to use commercial version of wine. Might wanna see the trial.
 
Old 02-16-2007, 02:45 PM   #8
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Also, have a look at kmymoney2
 
Old 12-28-2012, 08:07 AM   #9
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Not gnuCash

GnuCash is a joke compared to Quicken. Run Quicken in wine or crossover.
 
Old 12-28-2012, 09:02 AM   #10
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Our business uses an accounting system (AccountEdge) that runs on a Mac and, I think, is written in Java. Our CPA, ordinarily a QuickBooks fiend, likes it ... and we like that.

Business accounting systems are actually rather easy to find, and if they run in Java they should be platform-agnostic. (Although you want to find one that says it supports Linux, so that the tech-support folks won't look at you strangely if you call them with a question.)

Find a CPA, and find out what he or she wants. If need be, buy a cheap computer to run what they specify.

If you truly have nothing more to do than to "balance your checkbook" as a single individual, just use a spreadsheet. It works just as well, and there are plenty of models out there which you can use.

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Old 12-31-2012, 02:07 PM   #11
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Another one worth looking at... skrooge... not full double-entry like gnucash, but seems to be enough for basic home finance stuff that I need.
 
Old 01-01-2013, 11:16 AM   #12
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This was a 2007 post! I think the OP has made their mind up by now.
 
Old 01-01-2013, 11:13 PM   #13
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Dang it! Got suck(er)ed into that, sorry!
 
Old 01-03-2013, 12:29 PM   #14
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Dang it! Got suck(er)ed into that, sorry!
So you're saying you gnu better?
 
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