Ubuntu for Small Business

david david.bain at alteroo.com
Sun Sep 11 01:48:02 CDT 2005

On Sun, 2005-09-11 at 13:14 +1000, George Deka wrote:
> On 10/09/05, Derek Broughton <news at pointerstop.ca> wrote: 
>         I'm not convinced.  I've always done my small business
>         accounting with
>         Quicken, however...
> Well over here (australia) everyone uses myob or quickbooks, there is
> not much else.
> If its a really small business then yes quicken may suffice, most of
> those people use a cashbook program. - As background i am an
> accountant.
>         >>
>         > Quasar is purchase-ware with the POS, and the accounting
>         stuff is GPL.
>         > I'm very wary about this; there could be a mess.
> Very true
>         SQL-Ledger, otoh, is Free and even a rabid Machead and
>         anti-GPL crusader of
>         my acquaintance confessed that his wife, an accountant,
>         considered it 
>         adequate for business.  It does a lot more than simple
>         accounting too.  But
>         it still can't import an OFX file, which imo makes it weak.
> Yes it still needs work but its getting there OFX file ???
I use gnucash very powerful, but hard to customize and extend. It
supports OFX files. It is certainly more powerful than quicken and
possibly as good as quickbooks, but I can't make a full judgement as I
have never used quickbooks extensively.	

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