|SUBJECT ||Re: [hangout] Desktop FS System Software
> Office Software
> Quickbooks: the missing link for small business Linux
> Thursday December 16, 2004 (01:34 PM GMT)
> By: Robin 'Roblimo' Miller
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> Last week I was talking with a small business IT consultant who switches
> clients' servers to Linux (and Samba) all day long without any problems,
> but finds few clients interested in moving their desktops to Linux. The
> reason? "QuickBooks," he said. While there are many small business
> accounting packages that happily run on Linux, including GnuCash,
> Quasar, SQL-Ledger, and AccPac, QuickBooks dominates this market. And
I'd have said Access (blech) What's SQL-Ledger?
> In other words, it's a training issue as much as anything else. The cost
> of the software is negligible compared to the time and energy QuickBooks
> users have invested in learning the program and its quirks.
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