"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..."