Selling Linux to Windows Users

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Thu Dec 11 14:04:30 UTC 2008

2008/12/11 norman <norman at>:
> 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

Thanks for the insight, Norman. Actually, I would very much appreciate
if you would list what software you need, and the homepages for their
Windows versions. I regularly write to software developers to request
Linux ports of their software. This seems to be a field that the
software is desperately needed. Thanks.

Dotan Cohen


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