warlord at MIT.EDU
Tue Nov 18 11:00:05 EST 2008
Carol Brown <carolbrown50 at verizon.net> writes:
> Hi there,
> I am starting a small business and have done some research and most
> agree that GnuCash is the best accounting program for Linux. But I am
> dismayed to see that I have to download /source code/, which to me means
> /compile/ and /build/. Arghhh. I don't do compile and build. I am
> starting a business and just want to install and use my accounting
> software. As you can imagine, I have a bazillion other things to do.
> Also, I have been searching on your site and I can't find any install
> info in the documentation.The trickiest part and there's no info easily
> Many useful Linux programs are like this I have noticed over the years.
> Not all of us are Linux jocks, nor do we want to be. This is what keeps
> pushing me to just get Windows for my business so I can run Quickbooks.
> I wish you could make it easier.
You don't say what OS/Distro you are using. On Linux, most distributions
already provide GnuCash. It was already explained in another email
how to install it on Ubuntu. On a Fedora based system you can just
yum install gnucash
If you're on Windows, we have a setup.exe you can download and install.
If you're on a Mac, you do need to build it from source but again
that's fairly automated using the FINK or MacPorts projects.
I hope this helps,
> Carol Brown
Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory
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