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LinuxWorld: No-account columnist - A roundup of reader-suggested accounting programs for Linux

May 24, 2000, 21:58 (3 Talkback[s])
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"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."

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