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bscho 06-28-2017 03:47 PM

Just loaded KMyMoney alternative to Quicken.
 
I was so impressed with KMyMoney on Mint I have just downloaded it to Fedora.
It replaces Quicken which is 425 a pop and every six months. I have started my accounts on it and it is as good as Quicken if not better. Anyone have experience of this?

Thanks for any info as I want to impress accountants and promote Linux.

jailbait 06-28-2017 05:31 PM

I used Quicken on Windows for about 6 months in 2000. Then I switched to Linux and ran gnucash for several years. I had problems with gnucash and switched to kmymoney about eight years ago. I am quite satisfied with kmymoney.

To tell you the truth I don't remember anything about Quicken.



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Steve Stites

bscho 06-28-2017 05:42 PM

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Originally Posted by jailbait (Post 5728457)
I used Quicken on Windows for about 6 months in 2000. Then I switched to Linux and ran gnucash for several years. I had problems with gnucash and switched to kmymoney about eight years ago. I am quite satisfied with kmymoney.

To tell you the truth I don't remember anything about Quicken.

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Steve Stites

Me to Quicken until 2009. Just started promoting Linux Mint and found the program in the software under finance. I think it is much better than Quicken and have started doing my accounts with it it is easy to learn.

Now running it on Fedora as well odd thing though it will not show up in my favourites bar.

AwesomeMachine 06-28-2017 08:20 PM

Kmymoney is great.

bscho 06-28-2017 08:52 PM

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Originally Posted by AwesomeMachine (Post 5728513)
Kmymoney is great.

Does Linux Mint have spyware?

or is it all those which have the button install third party software when asked?

Thanks

frankbell 06-28-2017 09:12 PM

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Does Linux Mint have spyware?

or is it all those which have the button install third party software when asked?
I'm not quite sure what you mean by "have the button install third party software when asked." I'm also not quite sure what you mean by spyware. If you mean programs installed on the computer in secret to spy on you out-of-the-box, such as keyloggers and the like, no. As the software is free and open source, it can be and is reviewed by persons willing and competent to do so; such holes would be discovered quickly.

If you mean security dangers, they are out there, regardless of your operating system. The biggest single security hazard is PEBCAK (person between chair and keyboard) who does things like, for example, use Facebook without being aware that the internet is a public place, so one should comport oneself accordingly; click on malicious links in emails that come from they know not whom; and visit hinky websites that secretly host malware. Linux is by its design inherently more secure than Windows, but the best design on the world can't protect against stupid.

bscho 06-28-2017 10:00 PM

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Originally Posted by frankbell (Post 5728528)
I'm not quite sure what you mean by "have the button install third party software when asked." I'm also not quite sure what you mean by spyware.

See the video from Awesome machine earlier by Richard Stallman.

See also installation of Ubuntu, Linux Mint for the selection button for third party software.

Thanks


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