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GnuCash [Jul. 15th, 2004|03:35 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
Whoa... if GnuCash is anywhere near as impressive as its manual, I can't wait to use it.
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[User Picture]From: matte
2004-07-15 03:44 pm (UTC)
WOW....I have been looking for just such a thing for awhile now.

Thanks for the heads up!
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[User Picture]From: heydusty
2004-07-15 03:50 pm (UTC)
I don't use GNUCash, but I do appreciate their Concepts Guide. I ran across it (the guide) evaluating various types of accounting software and it stuck with me.
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[User Picture]From: quelrod
2004-07-15 03:54 pm (UTC)
Let me know if it works any better in linux. On my openbsd workstation at home it crashes so often it makes windows look rock stable. (It is suppose to run well on freebsd and is in ports but I don't really want my laptop carrying all my financial information.)
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[User Picture]From: ghewgill
2004-07-15 04:07 pm (UTC)
I've been using GnuCash for a few years now (upgrade from MS Money 95) and it's great. Having a personal accounting package that actually understands double entry bookkeeping is certainly the right way to do it. It suffers from link-in-the-world bloat, so the install curve is kind of steep, but it's worth it.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2004-07-15 04:27 pm (UTC)
It was already on my machine. I guess gnome pulled it in.
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From: verticale
2004-07-15 04:25 pm (UTC)
I use GnuCash for home finances, I'm sure you'd be using it for more, but it's really nice and easy to use. Definitely blows MS Money out of the water.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2004-07-15 04:52 pm (UTC)
What do you use? (And what do you find lacking, if it's easy to list/describe...)
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[User Picture]From: brad
2004-07-16 09:33 am (UTC)
We (people besides me) use QuickBooks, but I guess it's not beefy enough to track everything, so we have to feed it lots of summary data because we hit its limits otherwise.
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2004-07-15 06:05 pm (UTC)
I've been using it for about a year, ever since I started taking accounting classes. It's more than adaquate for personal stuff. Except it's buggy as hell. Probably the least stable linux software I use, if you don't count the binary-only nvidia drivers. It crashes ~every other time I run it.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2004-07-15 06:10 pm (UTC)
Goddamnit.
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[User Picture]From: scsi
2004-07-15 06:29 pm (UTC)
I use it for DeadJournal, works great.. :)
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From: dan_erat
2004-07-15 11:26 pm (UTC)
I've been using it to track all my stuff since (checking oldest transaction) November 27, 2002. I don't think it's ever crashed on me (I've always just used the latest version from deb unstable), but I ran into trouble with a corrupted file once. It uses XML, so no biggie. Also, the brokerage account stuff seems to be hosed. (It's always been broken, so maybe I just don't understand how it's supposed to work. Docs are lacking.)
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From: dan_erat
2004-07-15 11:30 pm (UTC)
That last comment was ripe for an awful broken/brokerage pun.

I get a 403 when I try to reply to it by visiting http://www.livejournal.com/users/brad/2035751.html?replyto=8836903 . Bug?
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[User Picture]From: topher
2004-07-16 10:49 am (UTC)

GnuCash rocks.

I've been using GnuCash for about two years now, and I love it.

It's not a perfect program, by any means, but it's powerful, flexible, and it gets the job done (and well).
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