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MoneyDance 2003 Reviewed 254

Posted by CowboyNeal
from the free-money-programs-but-no-free-money dept.
TheMadPenguin writes "For those of you who may not have heard, MoneyDance 2003 was released on March 28th, 2003 for general public consumption. It is available for Linux, MacOS X, and also Windows. Geared toward current Intuit Quicken and Microsoft Money users, MoneyDance 2003 is packed full of features. It's reviewed at MadPenguin.org."
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MoneyDance 2003 Reviewed

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  • by Angry White Guy (521337) <CaptainBurly[AT]goodbadmovies.com> on Friday April 25, 2003 @08:13AM (#5807266)
    Gnucash is a good program, but you better know how to use your ldd command to get the bastard installed. It relies on so many libraries that a newbie would get fed up with it and run quicken.

    Great program when running, but horrible to get it there.
  • Re:conrad on gnucash (Score:2, Interesting)

    by tdvaughan (582870) on Friday April 25, 2003 @08:35AM (#5807359) Homepage
    I agree - GNUCash has been great for my fairly basic needs (once I got it installed that is - that really epitomised dependency hell for me and I still haven't installed Finance::Check properly). Since I'd never used a personal accounting package before the biggest hurdle was getting to grips with the concepts of double entry accounting. That was a really useful skill for me to pick up. And it isn't entirely bug-free (some of the reporting functions didn't work properly but in day-to-day use it's been fine) but the devs were always helpful on their IRC channel, even with questions I realised were stupid afterwards.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 25, 2003 @09:28AM (#5807610)
    I tried GnuCash a couple months ago. If you want to balance your checkbook and maybe have a saving account and credit card (that covers 95% of desktop linux users!), it looked fine. For anything more complicated than that (like IRAs, 401ks, stock options, DRIPs, annuities, etc), the support isn't there.


    Additionally, there wasn't any way to see reports and graphs of where your money is going. Knowing how much money you have is nice, but knowing how you're spending it every month is nicer.

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