Windows and 14.04 Ubuntu

Sajan Parikh sajan at
Wed Nov 5 22:48:29 UTC 2014

On 11/05/2014 04:41 PM, Randy Williamson wrote:
> Now I still have one application that needs Windows, Quicken. 
Not a direct solution, but I had my parents switch over to Intuit's web 
based offerings when I moved them to Ubuntu.  They've been pretty happy 
with that so far.

To be honest, if its just a single application that you need Windows 
for, you might come out ahead in the long run by switching over to 
something web based or actually compatible with Linux.

I know that's not an easy task with finance software, but just something 
to keep in the back of your head.

If you don't like the idea of having your finances on a third party 
server, Linux does have one awesome native application; GNUCash.  I used 
it for a long time, it's very featured, actively developed, and their 
mailing list is extremely active and helpful.

With that said, if you ABSOLUTELY need to stay with Quicken, a 
Virtualbox VM will be the easiest way to go if your hardware can handle 
it okay.

Sajan Parikh

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