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Old 12-25-2017, 11:08 PM   #1
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I want to install Crossover on my PClinuxOS. I treid using SUDO command as one item sugested. Then I tried to find Gdebi command and could not find that either. I am adament about dumping Windows but I have one program called Quicken and I was told I can install Windows programs on PClinusOS with crossover. I nned a command that will install crossover.

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Old 12-25-2017, 11:21 PM   #2
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Deb tools are for debian/ubuntu distributions. You'll have to download the rpm version. Then you should be able to use rpm command http://www.thegeekstuff.com/2010/07/...mand-examples/

It might be worth your while to check out GnuCash and the other free accounting apps.

Hope this helps, Good Luck!
 
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I want to install Crossover on my PClinuxOS. I treid using SUDO command as one item sugested. Then I tried to find Gdebi command and could not find that either. I am adament about dumping Windows but I have one program called Quicken and I was told I can install Windows programs on PClinusOS with crossover. I nned a command that will install crossover.
i have not heard of crossover; maybe you'd like to explain.
most people know about wine - i'm guessing crossover is somehow based on that?
anyhow, changing from $PROPRIETARY_OS to linux also requires a shift in usage habits.
i'm sure whatever those apps can do, can be done on linux natively, just in a slightly different way than what you're used to.
 
Old 12-26-2017, 06:23 AM   #5
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i have not heard of crossover; maybe you'd like to explain.
most people know about wine - i'm guessing crossover is somehow based on that?
anyhow, changing from $PROPRIETARY_OS to linux also requires a shift in usage habits.
i'm sure whatever those apps can do, can be done on linux natively, just in a slightly different way than what you're used to.
You might what to see this ondoho. As I believe this is what the OP is referring to.
 
Old 12-26-2017, 11:01 AM   #6
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I dumped Quicken 4 years ago after Quicken tried to force me to upgrade in order to continue their bill pay service. The other slight was that the previous forced upgrade was about as fast as a sloth on my older PC. I was not about to buy a new PC just for them.

So, if you intend to run Quicken on any kind of VM, make sure you have a very powerful machine.

Thus I made the leap to GnuCash. It really was not that hard. Making a clean break and migrating minimal account history makes it even easier. The biggest pain was that the online banking component setup was a bit tricky and has become less useful as some finance companies (i.e. Chase) have made it difficult for users to access their accounts through non-Quicken automated SW, supposedly for enhance security. You can still manually download QFX files and reconcile accounts, but you have to give up the one button downloads you get with Quicken.

I am now very happy I made the switch as I was extremely frustrated with Quicken, especially their changes to force you to upgrade every year.

The remaining finance-related Windows lock-in is Tax SW. There is nothing for Linux. You can use cloud-based applications, if you think they will secure your financial details properly.
 
Old 12-26-2017, 03:44 PM   #7
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Crossover Office provides a commercial product that is maybe better than running Wine.

From their requirements page this exists.

"
CrossOver Linux System Requirements

x86 compatible PC system
200 MB of free disk space and space for installed applications
Officially supported on the current release of:
Ubuntu
Mint
Fedora
Debian
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)

Note: We test the latest distributions at the release of new CrossOver versions.
Newer versions of distributions released after the most recent CrossOver version are not guaranteed to work.

CrossOver is likely to work on any distribution of Linux that meets the following requirements. However, we do not promise to offer full support for unlisted distributions.

python >= 2.6
gtk2 >= 2.24
python-gtk2 >= 2.24
X.org with XRender and GLX support

"

Consider using one of the fully supported distros would be my suggestion. Easy enough to run a usb flash drive install of the above choices.

Many people try using Wine.
 
  


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