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Old 10-10-2013, 11:57 AM   #1
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Smile Moving from Win XP Pro sp3 to Linux 12.1


WinXP is going away in April 2014. I want change to Linux 12.1 but I do not know how to accomplish this process. I also wonder if I can run Quicken 2013 accounting on Linux?
 
Old 10-10-2013, 12:18 PM   #2
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Linux 12.1? What on earth is that? Are you looking at a particular distribution? If so, which one and for what application?

No, Quicken does not have a native Linux version, but you may have some luck running it through WINE or CrossOver.
 
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Old 10-10-2013, 12:22 PM   #3
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WinXP is going away in April 2014
It is the support ( bug fixes ) that goes away. Your system will still run.

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I want change to Linux 12.1
Is this some version of Ubuntu? If not, what distro?

There are lots of tutorials on how to install a dual boot system. If your intention is to blow away your XP system, and use the entire hard drive for linux, then again, there are instructions on how to do this. I can't direct you to any, since you didn't state what distro you want to run.

Quicken. I have never seen a linux version of Quicken. It might be possible to run it under Wine, however, I do not know for sure. Well, here is a surprise. A quick google search turned up this link.

-->http://quicken-versions-4.winsite.com/linux/

Never used it, however it does look possible.

A better choice might be http://gnucash.org/

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Old 10-10-2013, 02:47 PM   #4
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A question 12.1 ???
a guess might be OpenSUSE 12.1
BUT 12.1 is unsupported !!!

It is PAST it's End Of Life , one might say it is 6 ft under, or "in the grave"

the current is 12.3 , with 12.2 still in support for 97 more DAYS
yes 12.2 has only 3 months left
 
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Old 10-10-2013, 11:03 PM   #5
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WinXP is going away in April 2014. I want change to Linux 12.1 but I do not know how to accomplish this process. I also wonder if I can run Quicken 2013 accounting on Linux?
Holy crap, I can't believe they're going away with XP, it's the best Windows OS I met so far

I don't think there's a Quicken version for Linux, but yeah you'll be fine with Wine.
 
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Old 10-11-2013, 09:16 PM   #6
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As ilesterg points out.

To run some native windows on linux one might buy crossover office's product or a free program called wine. It allows some programs to run under the different operating system. If you only want to run Quicken for some reason it may work well enough. Wine is a work around to get windows apps to work in linux.

There may be linux native applications that could substitute.

Hopefully you don't have this xp system connected to the internet if you also use private data on it. As noted above, you can continue to use xp for many more years as long as you keep it off the internet. Well, you should have been doing that.
 
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Old 10-11-2013, 09:29 PM   #7
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Old 10-12-2013, 01:29 PM   #8
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rchapin 38: My guess is that you are looking for Ubuntu 12.04, a distro that is designed to provide an easy introduction for newcomers to Linux. I encourage you to try it - it is the way a great many people have moved from the proprietary systems world to Linux.

If you go to https://help.ubuntu.com you can find introductions that cover just about all the basics of making the transition.

I came to Linux a few years ago, and my most important comment is this: you will get the most effective answers to your questions on this or any other forum if you do all the research you can before asking. That way, forum members can give you a more accurate answer. They will also respect your effort.
 
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Old 10-12-2013, 04:38 PM   #9
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can put window$ in Virtualbox for any of its software you are forced or feel you need
 
Old 10-20-2013, 04:35 PM   #10
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can put window$ in Virtualbox for any of its software you are forced or feel you need
This all new to me. Thanks.
 
  


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