Selling Linux to Windows Users

Knapp magick.crow at
Thu Dec 11 12:52:38 UTC 2008

On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 1:42 PM, Knapp <magick.crow at> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 1:36 PM, norman <norman at> wrote:
>>> And without companies making Linux versions of their software, people
>>> won't move to Linux. It is chick and egg.
>> I have followed much of this thread which is very similar to discussions
>> on the same theme over several years. There was a need then and there is
>> still a need now for more small business applications which will run on
>> the desktop machine. For example, suppose that I run a small retail
>> business, then what do you think I need?
>> Access to the internet is no problem, correspondence is no problem but
>> what about being able to deal with my financial needs? Even though my
>> business is not large I have a few employees so it would be useful to
>> have a payroll application, and what about controlling sales, purchases,
>> credits and debits, plus all the other details necessary to produce my
>> monthly and annual accounts and balance sheet. As far as I am aware
>> there are no such applications available for Linux (free or for
>> purchase) for the small, non-technical business person.
>> I could go on but I'll stop now and would be most interested if I can be
>> proved wrong.
>> Norman
> Have you looked at GNUcash?

Just found a whole list. I noted that what they say about GNU Cash is
not quite right. It is stronger than what they say. Also of course you
have database tools and strong spreadsheets.

Douglas E Knapp

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