> I recently got my wife to move to Linux and she likes it very much.
> However, now that she is using Linux she wants to do all her financial
> stuff, i.e. Quicken on Linux. I downloaded gnucash some time ago and
> can't get it to work due to the various other programs required. Also,
> the gnucash.org site appears to be down for some time now.
I was at GunCash.org last weekend and it was up. When I downloaded it
and looked at the install requirements it wanted me to dl some motiff
stuff, or use a certain version of lesstif, and a couple of other
things. I decided not too. I think GNUcash should consider "putting
all their eggs in one basket" so the user only has to download and
compile a single source. Otherwise, compile static binaries using the
various libraries. I may try it again soon, though.
Quote:> Has anyone successfully set up gnucash or installed something else
> like moneydance? If so, could anyone pass on some complete
Moneydance requires the JRE (Java Runtime Environment, check for which
version, which you can get from the www.blackdown.org site), which Sean,
the author, didn't supply with Moneydance, at least the last time I
checked. JRE is nearly 10MB of stuff, but even so it is a lot easier to
install than GNUcash. If GNUcash doesn't get its act togeather before
the end of the year I am going to go with MoneyDance.
Be advised that MoneyDance is not GPL, there is a $25 charge.
Quote:> instructions? Anyone know why the gnucash site is down?
> I'm thinking of just putting on WINE on my wife's computer and just
> letting her try to run Quicken or MS My Money that way. Has anyone been
> successful in doing this?
You might want to consider VMWARE, which allows you to run both Linux
and WinXX simultaneously. If you version of Quicken was for Win 3.1 it
may run ok in WINE, otherwise I wouldn't bet on it.
> Thanks in advance.
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