"Version 2.0 of GnuCash was released this summer, and it's
better and more powerful than ever. GnuCash is a powerful free
software tool for handling personal and small business finances,
but if you're not familiar with double-entry accounting, the
initial learning curve might scare you away from even trying it. If
you're one of those folks for whom double-entry accounting is as
foreign as a Texan in Petropovlask, here's how to get started using
GnuCash 2.0 to track a checking account.
"Please note that this is not a review of GnuCash 2.0, nor a
discussion of what's changed in this release, but simply an
introduction and explanation of GnuCash based on the 2.0 release,
for those who don't already grok dual-entry accounting, to
encourage them to try it for themselves..."