Selling Linux to Windows Users

Derek Broughton news at
Thu Dec 11 16:43:38 UTC 2008

Dotan Cohen wrote:

> 2008/12/11 norman <norman at>:
>>From my experience the most useful and flexible financial software is
>> that marketed by Sage. There are several versions suitable for
>> business from small to large. I used to teach computerised accounting
>> and Sage was the only software considered to be suitable for training
>> and examination. I have written to them some 3 years ago when Ubuntu
>> was getting going but received the standard reply that they had no
>> plans to port their software to Linux.

imo, there is no accounting software to beat SQL-Ledger...  The biggest 
problem with it is that it's all written in Perl :-(
> Wow, their website is terrible. It assumes a specific browser width,
> and a specific font setting as well. The Javascript is _slow_ and
> worse yet, they are using Javascript to reimplement built in HTML form
> features, such as dropdown lists.

I haven't looked, but the usual reason to do that is that HTML forms do 
dropdown lists _very_ badly.   

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