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Old 04-05-2009, 11:19 PM   #1
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QuickBooks and Linux

After much searching and frustration with trying to either make QuickBooks run on Linux or find an open source accounting package that will work for my business as well as my office manager, I have given up and found a company that can build something that will look and act very much like QuickBooks with OpenERP for the back end.

I'm thinking of using an open source business model with freely distributed software.

Before I invest in this project, is it something that people would be interested in?
Old 04-06-2009, 08:37 AM   #2
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None of the Available options will work for you ?


Just seems like re-inventing the wheel to build a whole new accounting system from the ground up, when there are several options available..

After my most most recent experience with Quickbooks (last week), their horrible documentation and pathetic support, I'm questioning staying with them in the future. Guess I have to convince the accountant to switch. There where quite a few steps completely missing from the documentation for setting up Quickbooks in a Multiuser environment. Literally all my issues could have been avoided with a list containing the 5 items required to make multi-user work, but you will not find them listed in the install guide anywhere. At least they no longer require the host user to have admin privileges.. thank goodness for small favors.
Old 11-10-2009, 06:53 AM   #3
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Been a couple months, did you ever have a custom program made?
Old 11-10-2009, 08:57 AM   #4
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I've found someone who could do the project but the price is too high at present. I'd like to be able to find contributors who would be interested in working on the project.


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