Looking for bookkeeping program that writes checks

Randy Williamson ac7nj at arrl.net
Tue Sep 29 14:07:20 UTC 2015

Quicken is better than any of the Linux software for the home user for ease
of learning. I've tried wine unsuccessfully. I now have a virtual box just
for quicken.

Good luck with your efforts

On Tue, Sep 29, 2015, 05:23 Karl Auer <kauer at biplane.com.au> wrote:

> On Tue, 2015-09-29 at 01:24 -0700, Tony Baechler wrote:
> > On 9/29/2015 12:58 AM, Tony Arnold wrote:
> > > You could take a look at GnuCash.
> > Yes, but is it simple to use?  I had two people try it and they both said
> > it's confusing, but I haven't used it.  Also, the package description
> does
> > not mention this feature.  It says it imports QIF files, but doesn't say
> if
> > it supports a really ancient version of Quicken or not.  I'm not ruling
> out
> > your suggestion, but I want to make sure it's either really simple to
> use or
> > similar enough to Quicken to avoid much of a learning curve.
> It is not remotely similar to Quicken, except in that all accounting
> programs are sort of similar to each other. Support for the QIF format
> does not mean it "supports Quicken", it can just import QIF files. To
> find out if it supports the version of QIF that you need, create a QIF
> export from Quicken and see if you can import it into GnuCash.
> GnuCash is real double-entry; Quicken faked that with "categories". It
> is simple to use, but probably not in the way you mean. Your friend
> would have to work out how to do the things she wants to do with it;
> after a few repetitions those would be "simple" too.
> No non-trivial software is without a learning curve.
> Regards, K.
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