"There's no accounting for Linux," we said, and the readers'
reply was loud and clear: "Yes, there is."
"A few weeks ago I wrote a column about the scarcity of
accounting packages for Linux, and included a little about two of
the packages that I found on Freshmeat. More reader mail came in
about that column than about any I've written in a long time. This
week I'll recap a lot of that feedback, much of which provided
pointers to other accounting solutions."
"Some readers had similarly slim results in their own searches
for Linux accounting software, and asked to be informed if other
choices surfaced. One wrote, "I'm a small businessman (computer
sales/service, temporary help, and Internet services), and this is
the only problem holding me back from changing over my complete
office to a Linux-based system." Eighteen months ago I heard the
same type of comments being made about games for Linux. Does that
speak to an increased penetration by Linux into the business
community? I'm not sure. But I've a feeling that it does.'
"Obviously, the casual search on Freshmeat that formed the basis
for my conclusion in the first column was insufficient. To satisfy
those readers who suggested accounting programs to include, and
those who asked for information about additional programs, this
column became necessary."