To Kubuntu, or not to Kubuntu? That is the question!
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Sat Jun 16 14:21:42 UTC 2007
Re: To Kubuntu, or not to Kubuntu? That is the question!
Matthew Flaschen <matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu>
Fri, 15 Jun 2007 18:08:34 -0400
Kubuntu Help and User Discussions <kubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>
Paul Lemmons wrote:
> > The two apps that I use a lot and are windows only are "Quicken" and a
> > Bible study program called "PC Study Bible 5 Professional". I have
> > looked at the Linux substitutes and they are simply not up to the
> > For Quicken, I have an older desktop computer running Windows in a
> > office in my house. I RDP to it to run Quicken. That works great
> > The Bible study software, though, I want to take with me on my laptop.
> > For that I installed Crossover Office from Codeweaver. Yes, I could
> > figured out how to do it with Wine (maybe) but the software is well
> > worth the price for the number of hours of work it saved me.
Did you actually try wine? It doesn't always require any configuration.
A moment here.
Being a relative newbie to Linux and Kubuntu, perhaps I don't have
enough experience yet.
However: I use Quickbooks Pro 2006. It does NOT work under Wine.
I have tried everything I can, but the incompatibilities are too many.
Insurmountable for this newbie.
It is far easier to just keep a Windows partition on your box and run it
This "solution", while unpalatable, is the only one I have been able to
discover so far that works.
Intuit (makers of Quicken and QuickBooks) informed me recently that they
have NO INTENTION
of coming out with a version for Linux. (Intuit is owned by Microsoft,
so there you have the reason.)
If anyone needs to use these products, they must do so for now under
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