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NewsForge: What's New in GnuCash

Aug 26, 2003, 04:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)

"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...'

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