Selling Linux to Windows Users

Florian Diesch diesch at
Mon Dec 15 07:38:27 UTC 2008

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.

<>, <> and
<> list some accounting
software for Linux.

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