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Old 04-08-2011, 10:01 PM   #1
BigSkyMT
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Hi, Finally getting into Linux. I started with the pslinux distro and found that there are software apps that I use (like quicken) that I can't install or use. I specifically tried libre office. Can you help?
 
Old 04-08-2011, 10:19 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ.

If you really want to stick with Quicken, you have three alternatives.

Run it under wine. It seems to do from pretty good to okay in that way. Wine is likely in the repos for your distro, if you are using a distro with repos:

http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManage...cation&iId=107

Run in a virtual machine, using VirtualBox or some similar program (most distros I've tried have VirtualBox in the repos):

http://www.virtualbox.org/

Keep a Windows box for running that one app.

There is Gnucash, which is a native Linux app, but I've never used it. My finances are much simpler than I would like them to be:

http://www.gnucash.org/
 
Old 04-08-2011, 11:05 PM   #3
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I'd use OpenOffice or others instead of libreoffice.

Wine and the commercial product CrossoverOffice are used to run some MS applications from within linux. Crossover may work better.

I can't even find pslinux. See distrowatch.com for some of the top distro's to consider. It is not a complete source but good one. See the web pages for some of them for more info as to the target user.


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