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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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