To Kubuntu, or not to Kubuntu? That is the question!

WJ Seidl wjsvt at
Sat Jun 16 14:21:42 UTC 2007

Re: To Kubuntu, or not to Kubuntu? That is the question!
Matthew Flaschen <matthew.flaschen at>
Fri, 15 Jun 2007 18:08:34 -0400
Kubuntu Help and User Discussions <kubuntu-users at>

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 
for me.
 > > 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.

Matt Flaschen

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 
under Windows.
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 
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 
Wayne Seidl

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