"It's been almost a year since I first wrote about GnuCash, the
open source alternative to Quicken, the perennial best-selling/most
popular proprietary application for personal finances. You may not
have noticed, given the thick layer of SCO news the past week, but
the GnuCash.org project has recently announced both a new release
of the application and a new release of its documentation: the
GNUCash Guide. You can download both of them here.
"After I wrote about release 1.6 of GnuCash last September, and
especially after the feedback I received, my view was that GnuCash
was at an awkward stage in its development. Perhaps because of the
failure of an effort to make it a commercial success, interest in
GnuCash had waned for a while. Maybe it was simply a reflection of
where it was in its development cycle. Whatever the reason, it
seemed to be caught in the middle. It was difficult for some to
learn to use, and yet at the same time it wasn't really geared to
meet the demands of business use...'