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Intuit takes QuickBooks Enterprise to Linux

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.
Written by Larry Dignan, Contributor on

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.

 

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