GnuCash on Windows XP
Mike or Penny Novack
stepbystepfarm at mtdata.com
Tue Sep 30 15:34:26 EDT 2008
>On my current laptop, running OpenSuse 11, it takes Gnucash about 11 seconds
In any case, time for an application to open rarely a consideration.
Time to process transactions, yes, since each time you open the
application you are likely to process some volume of transactions.
However even if the application did its part of transaction processing
like lightning, the time you take to type in the data -- select the
date, enter a check number maybe, and amount, pick the affected
account(s), enter a description, etc. These will dwarf the time the
computer takes unless that is VERY slow. Each day you (organizational
treasurer) open GnuCash to enter business you open just once, yes?
On an old slow computer DEDICATED to GnuCash accounting I doubt that the
speed will be very different under different operating systems. Think
about it (the operating system isn't playing so much of a role). Memory
needs to be adequate for THIS application (so it isn't making ITSELF
page) but you aren't going to be simultaneously having a dozen
applications open all competing for core. You aren't asking the machine
to be playing music while you work, checking for new email messages, etc.
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