Intuit takes QuickBooks Enterprise to Linux

Intuit takes QuickBooks Enterprise to Linux

Summary: Intuit said Wednesday it will allow QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions to operate on Linux servers. For Intuit, the move is a bit of a milestone--QuickBooks is the first of its products work on open source software.

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Intuit said Wednesday it will allow QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions to operate on Linux servers. For Intuit, the move is a bit of a milestone--QuickBooks is the first of its products work on open source software.

In a statement, Intuit said the move is designed to allow "tens of thousands of growing companies that are passionate about using open source environments" use QuickBooks Enterprise, which is a largely forgotten mid-market ERP system.

The move should allow IT managers to cut a few steps when connecting QuickBooks Enterprise to Linux. Previously the whole process sounded painful. Intuit explains:

Until now, companies running QuickBooks Enterprise over server-based local area networks had to store the system's database on a Windows server, even if their other applications were running on Linux. This required IT professionals to purchase and maintain a separate server for QuickBooks Enterprise, which was expensive and time-consuming. Using the new, free Linux Database Server Manager application, QuickBooks Enterprise can now reside on the same Linux server as a company's other applications, enabling IT staff to more effectively manage their technology investments.

Intuit said the Linux Database Server Manager is free and available for download June 25.

 

Topics: Servers, Linux, Open Source

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  • How much do you want to bet...

    ...the program will require root access on the linux box to work?

    ;)
    toadlife
    • You know of course

      how easy it is to change the permissions on a Linux box to allow members of a group the access they need. And I doubt write access is needed for system files on the server.
      Michael Kelly
      • I think thats a dig at Intuit, not Linux

        Considering how until recently, Quicken was one of the few Windows desktop applications that refused to work without Administrator privileges, I think this was a dig at Intuit's inability to code to least privileges rather than Linux's ability to change permissions.
        NonZealot
      • Huh?

        I was making a dig Intuit and their sloppy coding with regards to security. Why so defensive?
        toadlife
  • When do we get Quicken for Linux?

    I'm not a fan of KMyMoney or gnuCash.
    NonZealot
    • Re: When do we get Quicken for Linux?

      When do we get Quicken for Linux ? Some time in the future .. and the ZDNet article will read like this:-

      "In a statement, Intuit said the move is designed to allow ?tens of thousands of growing customers that are passionate about using open source environments? use Quicken, which is a largely forgotten consumer application.
      mKind
  • MoneyDance

    Or don't you want to pay a moderate fee? It's only $35.00 and well worth it. ]:)
    Linux User 147560
    • Thanks

      Thanks for the reply (I'm assuming you were replying to me?). I checked out MoneyDance last year and didn't like it. If I remember correctly, it had the same weakness all the other applications had: poor to nonexistent budgeting. I just checked out their site and what do I see in the list of new features for 2007?
      [i]New budget manager allowing much more flexible budget planning[/i]

      I'll check out the new version. Thanks again.
      NonZealot
      • Best part...

        it runs on all three platforms! ]:)
        Linux User 147560
        • Not lost on me

          That is a huge advantage considering I run both Windows and Linux. I'm hoping I will be able to keep the datafiles on a Samba share and my wife and I can then do bookkeeping from any computer we happen to be at.
          NonZealot
          • Shouldn't be an issue...

            since it's written in Java. ]:)
            Linux User 147560
  • since an app. does not have to be open-source to run on linux, why not port

    every app. out there to Linux?

    show billy-boy just how much we need his bloat-ware now.

    making software vendors jump through vista hoops should backfire bigtime. (if they have the guts)

    gripe:
    tried to install roxio creator 8.2 on vista.
    had to install system all over when my cd drive disappeared because the roxio driver is not digitally signed.

    :)

    .
    wessonjoe
  • Can't even support Vista

    Why would they go and do that - they can't even fully support Vista? I have had some pretty substantial issues with Quickbooks and Vista. I was led to believe that Quickbooks Premier 2007 was fully Vista compatible so we took the leap.
    (this is more of a venting session than a serious question)
    mypcpros
  • good more support

    Hope more programs become supported.Another victory for linux
    jonathan@...
  • I haven't been able to find

    this on Intuit's web site. Could you provide a link?
    bjbrock