[kwlug-disc] small biz accounting packages on linux
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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