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Re: [SLE] Damnit - We're There! My $.02 [crosspost mdk-suse]
  • From: Ken Schneider <suse-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 07 Aug 2005 07:53:46 -0400
  • Message-id: <1123415626.13579.5.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sun, 2005-08-07 at 01:19 -0500, david rankin wrote:
> <great! rant>
>

Many snips.

> Mates,
>

> Unfortunately, we still require crippleware to run QuickBooks --- try
> handing your accountant an GNUcash file -- (LOL). And... unfortunately, when
> I go to trial, I still run crippleware. There are no viable substitutes for
> Summation, Trial Director, Visionary, power(less) point, and other trail
> tools. (does anybody hear OPPORTUNITY HERE??) (Summation gets $1900.00 per
> copy >= $5k for a 5 node license) OO is not yet a contender. (really simple
> stuff, database to collect transcript notes and issues, ability to search,
> sync and present transcript text and video, image-slideshows, etc..) The
> same shortfalls appear in Linux CAD software. Someone needs to contact
> AutoDesk or develop a similar CAD program with topo capability for land
> development applications, etc. But (sticking to the subject) -- damnit we're
> close...

Have you looked at or tried using CrossOver Office. It will run many
apps not in their database. I use it for quicken and it runs with very
little hand holding. Almost flawless.

--
Ken Schneider
UNIX since 1989, linux since 1994, SuSE since 1998

"The day Microsoft makes something that doesn't suck is probably
the day they start making vacuum cleaners." -Ernst Jan Plugge


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