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February 22, 2006

Financial software available on SUSE Linux.

by @ 2:31 pm. Filed under Work-Related

I’ve been working on the Great Novell Survey, which allows users to submit their vote on which apps should be ported to Linux (not just SUSE). So far, there have been over 15,000 responses. What’s really amazing to me is that most of the countries represented by the submissions have similar top requests. For example, they all want Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and AutoCAD ported to Linux. What’s crazy is that Quicken and Quickbooks top the list for Americans. I guess we’re a bunch of capitalists or something.

I posted a small list of a few applications already running on Linux that might fit the bill in my report last week.

Well, the question of the day, then, is: Which of the financial packages currently available for Linux is the most feature-rich, the most intuitive, and can import/export the standard Quicken/Quickbooks file formats?

I’d like to reward people with points if they decide to review these Linux apps. If you have something you’d like to say about them, I have the ability to make your voice heard. We can make a difference in the Linux movement. You just have to speak up!

4 Responses to “Financial software available on SUSE Linux.”

  1. David Corking Says:

    I have never tried Quicken, but I have used Gnucash since 1999 for the same purpose – to download stock quotes, and keep track of regular bill payments. As I lived in the US for a while, I had accounts in pounds and dollars, and was very impressed at the way Gnucash could keep track of both currencies.

    I can download files in the Quicken format from my bank, and they load straight into Gnucash.

    Back in the UK, no-one balances their check book (or cheque book). We all just look at our bank statement, and if it looks right, we trust that the bank has done the sums right. I suppose we are just a trusting lot. Or, perhaps photoshop and dreamweaver just sound like more fun to Europeans ?

    Finally I noticed today a special YaST installation source for Gnucash if you need to keep up-to-date with the latest developments, though the Gnucash in on the SuSE DVD suits me fine.

    http://en.opensuse.org/Additional_YaST_Package_Repositories#GnuCash

    David

  2. Greg Long Says:

    David,
    I was wondering if you could help me out, as it seems like you have some good experience running Gnucash on SUSE. I recently installed gnucash 1.9.6 on my SUSE 10.1 build. I got it to “make install” without error, however no matter where (directory location) I try to start gnucash from the console prompt, I receive an error stating command not found. I’ve tried just straight “gnucash”, “./gnucash”, “~/.gnucash”… nothing seems to work. It seems that I installed the package correctly, as I extracted the tar.gz, then ran ./configure, corrected errors, then make, then make install. I just can’t get the program started! It’s very frustrating! I’m sure I’m just missing something, but all of my Google searches have not given me the answer! Have you ever seen this or do you have an idea how I can get gnucash running on my SUSE build?

    Thanks!! Greg

  3. paola Says:

    did you try parcus personal finance software? i bought it from
    http://www.parcusgroup.com quite easy to use.

  4. Mandy Says:

    yes i have a copy of this program. its really good! the spreadsheets are easy to understand and the price is not too high!

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