No accounting software for Linux?

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Here’s a series of assertions by frequent contributor bjbrock:

There is no OSS accounting… solutions worth a hoot. This is the main reason we still run so many Windows machines in the office. Of course this is the main drawback of any OSS adoption. There is a serious lack of good applications.

OSS has worked great for my servers. But I can’t ever see adopting it at the desktop. It would be great to see major app vendors port their products to Linux. But there is not enough return for them to do so. If we were to see this happen, Linux would definitely take off. Then we would see a bigger mix of OSS and proprietary solutions running side by side.

Three of these are interesting:

1. there are no good, open source, accounting solutions;
2. open source in general has a dearth of good applications; and,
3. vendors don’t port to Linux because there is no money in it.

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