[lug] wine, vmware,etc?

Chip Atkinson chip at rmpg.org
Thu Feb 28 18:37:07 MST 2002

I gave the 10 minute demo on Win4Lin.  I don't know about Quickbooks, but
it runs Quicken and Turbotax just fine.  At the time I bought it it was
about half the price of vmware.  I think that VMWare has since reduced
their prices to compete with win4lin on that particular product/platform


 On Thu,
28 Feb 2002, Elyse Grasso wrote:

> I have a nagging memory that at one of the BLUG meetings (possibly as the 10
> minute demo) we were shown a product other than vmware or wine that could be
> used for running windows apps on a linux box. (I'm pretty sure this other
> product had a moderate pricetag.)
> Can anyone tell me 1.) what this product was? 2) Is it possible to load and
> run Quickbooks 2001 with it? (I know some functionality will probably be
> missing because Quickbooks insists on the presence of IE 5.5 or later).
> I have transferred my personal accounts from Quicken to GNUCash, but I would
> like to be able to mirror my company's acounts on my Linux-only laptop.
> Migration from Quickbooks is not an option in the foreseeable future, since
> we use Intuit's payroll service, among others.
> Is anyone using Quickbooks from a Linux platform?
> Thanks
> Elyse
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