Sorry to say Good-bye to GnuCash
bigskypa at gmail.com
Thu Nov 19 13:43:32 EST 2009
I had no problem with importation of quicken into Gnu. It worked very well
and I brought in about 18 years of work.
The double entry took about 3 hours of use to learn it. It's really pretty
On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 1:17 PM, Carpet Nailz <
carpetnailz at researchintegration.org> wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-11-19 at 12:44 -0500, BPG wrote:
> > Well folks, I'm going back to that wretched Quicken.
> > I've given GnuCash a good try (3 days straight) and I've had too many
> > problems with it.
> > Many have been because of my misunderstanding other have been because of
> > data corruption.
> > Maybe it's just Windows causing all the trouble?
> > I thank you all for your help and wish you well in the development of
> > Perhaps someday GnuCash or some other open source accounting program will
> > clobber Quicken and the others.
> > Best wishes.
> I haven't tried GnuCash on Windows, but it has always worked fine for me
> on Linux. One issue in migrating from Quicken is that Quicken doesn't
> use real double-entry accounting. I just had occasion to go back to my
> original file that I migrated from Quicken to GnuCash and was reminded
> of the dog's dinner such an import creates.
> What I did back then was to start a new GnuCash file, define the
> accounts properly, and then enter the relevant starting amounts from the
> old Quicken data. This seems much better than trying to "fix" the
> Quicken import file.
> It is important to have a basic understanding of double-entry accounting
> logic. The GnuCash documents explain this logic; an alternate
> explanation is at
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