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Old 12-22-2010, 03:57 PM   #1
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Hello All

I have been busy the last few weeks migrating to Linux which is something I wanted to do for some time but somehow never got around to. Current progress is:
  • Installed Fedora 14 on a used server with a RAID card (both sourced from ebay) running RAID 1
  • Set up of Samba Share on Linux machine.
  • Installed Thunderbird on the Linux machine and managed to move existing Outlook data to the Thunderbird profile. This link was very helpful in this respect. I also looked at Evolution and although the interface looks nice and perhaps similar to Outlook it needs additional steps to migrate the data.
  • Moved my Firebox profile using the same principle as above

My next step would be to migrate Ms Money. We have several years of data and different datasets. As I see it there are two options:
  1. Run Ms Money on Wine, an emulator or install a VM e.g. VirtualBox
  2. Get a native Linux application that can import MS Money data,

I have noticed on at least one thread that someone managed to successfully import MS Money data into GNUCash but somewhere else that they had to use a VM in the end.

Any suggestions on the above two options would be appreciated especially if someone managed to get the option working successfully.

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Old 12-22-2010, 04:05 PM   #2
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have you checked any of these programs out?
Skrooge ( )
KMyMoney ( )
GNUcash ( )
Grisbi ( )
Gnofin ( )

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Windows to Linux - MSMoney

Thanks, had a look at Skrooge, KMyMoney and GNUcash.

All seems like good programs and most allow importing data exported from Money in QIF format.

It looks like most will work well for basic datasets but it becomes a bit more complicated for multiple accounts having our own defined categories.

I tried MS Money on WINE and it seems to work reasonably well. A few issues to date are:
- WINE Causes SELINUX alerts to go crazy
- For some reason the Tools Menu in MS Money will not open (expand) but other menu items are fine.
- Some of the reports crash while others work fine

The following link was useful setting up MS Money in WINE:

The plan is now to look at the programs below a bit more carefully then to start fresh at some stage.

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have you checked any of these programs out?
Skrooge ( )
KMyMoney ( )
GNUcash ( )
Grisbi ( )
Gnofin ( )

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