Quickbooks Ported to Linux

Intuit has an app in Android Market for Quickbooks. This tool is used by many small and medium-sized business for all kinds of accounting. The port to Android/Linux will allow Quickbooks to run on any PC with an Android port. e.g. Android-x86 and dozens of smart phones and tablets. This breaks one more barrier to adoption of GNU/Linux by businesses. It will be particularly attractive to on-site or other mobile usage and allow accounts to be more up to date and accessible. Imagine a consultant being able to update his accounts on the plane or to answer questions more promptly.

Unfortunately, users find some features they would like are lacking. Presumably, Intuit will meet the needs of their customers.

see Intuit Launches QuickBooks Mobile for Android

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11 Responses to Quickbooks Ported to Linux

  1. Ray says:

    It would make sense as they already have an app on iOS.

  2. oiaohm says:

    Also android is not only leaking sideways to other Linux based devices.


  3. oiaohm says:

    oldman big thing here. Running Quickbooks in an android emulation will be more stable than running Quickbooks in Wine.

    Besides we all ready have Myriad Alien Dalvik on meego devices if emulation is too slow.

    This is the thing slowly Android code is drifting to being portable between all Linux devices.

  4. Richard Chapman says:

    “They haven’t yet, why would they start?”

    Good point. I forgot about that angle. I guess we will just have to wait to see if this is real movement out of the Kingdom of Microsoft or just a feint.

  5. oldman says:

    “Okay “oldman”, Contrarian and all the others, let’s see your brave face.”


    You seem to forget, Mr. Chapman, that its the applications that count. Microsoft is only the current provider of the platform services. If AndrARM (or AndrTel) grow up to the point that they can provide ISV’s as with a platform and tools that can support their applications and market for selling those applications, and those applications are offered for same, I’ll be there.

  6. lefty.crupps says:

    This is Android, not ‘real Linux’.

    > Presumably, Intuit will meet the needs of their customers.
    They haven’t yet, why would they start?

  7. Richard Chapman says:

    …”somehow equate that to a loss for Microsoft? ”

    Not in your eyes Contrarian, but then remember, you suffer from a Reality Gap.

  8. Contrarian says:

    “That counts as another line in the sand that’s been crossed”

    You are a laugh riot, #chapman! Intuit creates a phone app for Android (and for iPhone, too, of course) and you somehow equate that to a loss for Microsoft? You might want to read the reviews that the customers wrote about it, too. Not such a rave review, IMO.

    Intuit and Microsoft are not very kind to one another, sort of like Adobe and Microsoft, too. I think that it has been so long since anyone in the real world has stooped to recognize Linux as a desktop OS that you are over-eager to rejoice when all that has been done is a clumsy front end on a phone.

  9. Richard Chapman says:

    I prefer: Intuit Signs Historic Treaty With Google. Quickbooks forthcoming on platform (that’s a Microsoft word BTW) other than Microsoft… OUCH!!! That’s gotta hurt.

    That counts as another line in the sand that’s been crossed. Your beloved Microsoft has little beach left “oldman”. Look for AutoCad coming soon to a Linux machine near you. It’s only a matter of time and time is running out for Microsoft. Let me rephrase that. Microsoft’s monopoly is crumbling. Everything is running out for Microsoft.

    Okay “oldman”, Contrarian and all the others, let’s see your brave face.

  10. I claim “literary licence”. 😉

  11. oldman says:

    “Intuit has an app in Android Market for Quickbooks”

    So then shouldn’t your title be

    Quickbooks ported to Android

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