[SATLUG] Computer Show

MKR mkr777 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 12 09:48:16 CST 2009


I would add Quicken to Quickbooks.  Quicken is much easier to use unless you
want the other added functions.

mkr


On 2/12/09, David Kowis <dkowis at shlrm.org> wrote:
>
> Quoting Nathan <nathan at gvtc.com>:
>
> At the meeting tonight we starting talking about the March 14th Computer
>> Show.
>>
>> Our focus for that show will be Accounting and Business software other
>> then the standard 'Office' types. This could include Point Of Sale and
>> Project Management software.
>>
>> For the May 30th show we started talking about 'control' software such as
>> Don had one time running a model train or robotics.
>>
>> Nathan
>>
>
>
> That's pretty awesome. Well the Accounting and Business software.
>
> There's KMyMoney2 and GnuCash. Those are probably the leaders in open
> source. I wouldn't discount QuickBooks, via wine or crossover office.
> QuickBooks is like the defacto standard. Supposedly it works in
> wine/crossover office.
> Most business types, unless they've got a hook for Open Source software,
> want stuff to just work. The software is a tool in their money making
> arsenal. If it seems to cost them money to do it, and sometimes time is more
> valuable than money, they probably won't be interested. At least, that's my
> experience with it.
>
> I don't know of any PoS software, however I do know that CircuitCity used
> to use something written on a linux platform to handle their Point of Sale
> stuff. I'd be interested to know what people find. That'd be fun to set up
> :)
>
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