[kwlug-disc] small biz accounting packages on linux

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Wed Dec 9 17:16:21 EST 2009


gnucash seems to be well regarded and capable in all the areas you 
mention. Not speaking from experience, and others here can provide a 
richer answer. I don't think the 'lots of' is there, but something of 
each is, IIRC. And add-ons or extensions may be needed. From (Raul's?) 
last gnucash presentation, it is business capable. (Which I didn't 
know, and IIRC, didn't use to be.)

	Perhaps a google (er, bing) search on myob file conversion will 
reveal useful candidates?

In the meantime, regardless of booting, can you stick a live cd in to 
peek at the disk, and maybe get a backup off just in case?

Insurance Squared Inc. wrote, On 12/09/2009 11:42 AM:
> I'm spending  the morning (day?) trying to rebuild my wife's business 
> computer on which windows is giving some bizarre errors.  Assuming I can 
> get the thing to boot, the first thing I'm going to do is get a current 
> snapshot of all the data, then I'm putting her on linux.
> 
> Now, the only app she's running that requires windows is our business 
> accounting software.  We're using MYOB (precursor to Quickbooks).  It 
> seems like it may be a fortuitous time time move that over to linux as 
> well.  I may end up running wine or virtualbox to get myob running on 
> linux - but has anyone run decent linux accounting software lately?  
> Something comparable to quickbooks?  Something that will handle a small 
> business realistically, with lots of invoicing, bank statements, 
> payroll, multiple currencies, and so on?  Last  I looked a couple of 
> years ago everything seemed to have substantial flaws.



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