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Ubuntu: Intuit QuickBooks is a problem

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I’ve just come back from a friend of a friend’s house, you know, when you’ve set up one person’s computer with Ubuntu, their next door neighbours catch wind that your cool frood in the technical department.

So they invite you round to fix a few issues, and while your there twitching their wifi settings and teaching them a couple of tricks, you think, ah perhaps they’ll be interesting in having a dual boot or at the very least be interested in seeing it.

But as soon as you see QuickBooks Pro you put the breaks on all that optimism. It’s a death nail in prospective converts to Ubuntu and is not really a negotiable point:

1. QuickBooks only works on Windows
2. Most Ubuntu software for accounting is not business grade
3. There are no ways to recover data from QuickBooks formats
4. It’s impossible to get it running under Wine.

Why can’t we make business grade accounting software that’s easy to install and use?

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