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Curbing My Enthusiasm for QuickBooks on Linux

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As my colleague Steven J. Vaughn-Nichols is reporting, Intuit is opting to get a bit cozier with Linux. It's an eye-catching announcement, considering that lukewarm Linux support from Windows-centric application vendors like Intuit remains one of the biggest strikes against the open-source operating system as a mainstream desktop platform.

Curbing my enthusiasm somewhat is the fact that Intuit's forthcoming Linux-friendly product is the server-based QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions. Linux has grown into such a mainstream part of the server firmament that what's more surprising than Intuit's choice to add Linux support is the fact that the financial software maker doesn't support Linux servers already.

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