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UNIXReview: Review: Kapital 1.1, GnuCash 1.8, and Moneydance

May 30, 2003, 10:00 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marcel Gagné)

[ Thanks to Marcel Gagné for this link. ]

"Whenever I talk about financial applications, I experience an overwhelming need to confess. I hate accounting and everything that goes along with that. The only up side I can see to this whole tracking of money is that I get to spend some of it. Oddly enough, that is why accounting packages are important even to people like me--if you like spending money, it helps to collect it and keep track of it as it comes and goes.

"So, putting aside my distaste of accounting, I embarked upon an exploration of personal finance accounting packages for Linux. There are actually far more accounting packages available for Linux than you might imagine, but I was looking specifically at personal finance managers. For that reason, I set my sights on three of the more popular packages: GnuCash, Kapital, and Moneydance..."

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