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Feb 08, 2002, 20:38 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tina Gasperson)

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"Linux Canada announced the release of Quasar 1.1 accounting and point-of-sale software. The company is offering the base package as a free download, and the install is smooth as the cursor trail on a fancy optical trackball mouse.

An easy install is worth a lot to me. I get tired of the dependency backtrack game sometimes. My /home directory keeps getting littered with obscure tarballs like "giblib" and "imlib2" and well, it's just a pain. The Quasar RPM went in with one click, and even installed a shortcut in the start menu under "Office."

The program had immediate possibilities for my family, which always seems to have at least one small business operating and sometimes several at a time. Quasar has a serviceable GUI and intuitive menu options. It is perfect for small business owners because it doesn't require the user to have a deep understanding of ledger-based accounting. Just enter your inventory items, tweak the accounts, enter everyone in your Rolodex and mark their function (vendor, customer, salesperson, employee)."

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