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Old 08-24-2009, 08:00 PM   #1
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Question What is the best freeware book keeping software for linux?

Hi all. I am fairly new to linux (but love it), and I want to start doing the books for my home based business on linux since it is more reliable then Winblows. So I was wondering if anybody knew of some accounting software that is user friendly and fits my needs.

Mainly, I need to do these things:

Repeatedly send out bills, estimates, and invoices via email (preferably that can be set to automatically send scheduled repeat invoices as well)

Record and keep track of business expenses, vehicle mileage and help budget expenses.

Store client information and auto insert into invoices, estimates, etc.

Make reports on gross and net earnings.

That is pretty much all I need it for. It is for a lawn business if that also helps. Jobs repeat on a weekly basis, so I just need a way to keep track of clients, expenses, earnings, and bill for one time and regularly scheduled jobs.

I may settle for pay software if there are no freebies that do the trick, but I prefer freeware/open source.

If anyone knows of anything that can do this stuff on linux, your input would be much appreciated. I am running Linux Mint 7 KDE edition on a desktop.
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I use GnuCash for my personal finance but I know there's a lot of untapped potential for small businesses. A friend of mine uses Quasar, which I think is free for personal use, but might have a one time charge for business use.

I also blundered across SQL-Ledger ERP, but don't know anyone who has used it.

I think most of the more sophisticated systems are basically frontends to an SQL database.

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