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    Anyone have any questions about Intuit (makers of TurboTax and other software) and Linux? They also launched http://www.thelinux411.com/ quite recently... If anyone has any questions about Intuit and Linux, fire away and Intuit will answer them at Phoronix.
    Michael Larabel
    http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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    Originally posted by Michael View Post
    Anyone have any questions about Intuit (makers of TurboTax and other software) and Linux? They also launched http://www.thelinux411.com/ quite recently... If anyone has any questions about Intuit and Linux, fire away and Intuit will answer them at Phoronix.

    I guess the most obvious questions I have for them are:

    1) Quickbooks , Quicken and TurboTax, being ported to linux?
    2) If so, what editions?
    3) Native or through a bandaid solution like crossover?
    4) Are they going to port their complete line or just have a minimal selection like they do for mac?
    5) Do they plan on supporting other countries other then the USA. (Especially when it comes to Turbotax)?

    EDIT: Couple more

    6) Would updates be pushed or will a person have an option to opt out?
    7) What steps have been taken not to replicate "The Quickbooks update from hell on OS X" on linux? http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-9834826-37.html
    8) What partner's are going to be worked with to ensure compatibility with their distro's?
    Last edited by deanjo; 09-17-2008, 05:49 PM.

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      When is this going to take place?

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        Waiting on responses for the first batch of questions right now...
        Michael Larabel
        http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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          Originally posted by Michael View Post
          Anyone have any questions about Intuit (makers of TurboTax and other software) and Linux? They also launched http://www.thelinux411.com/ quite recently... If anyone has any questions about Intuit and Linux, fire away and Intuit will answer them at Phoronix.
          Heh... They just recently made the database side of their enterprise class product lineup available on Linux. The main portion of the enterprise product uses .NET and is stated to run on Windows only. I suppose, if they didn't cheat much on the UI components, they could conceivably use Mono to run their code without many changes on Linux (and they may be considering that, based on the website you linked...). The consumer products, though, don't state .NET or anything (Though it is really, really telling when you read the minimums for Quicken on the consumer side: "400 MHz (Windows XP), 1 GHz (Windows Vista)"- that's a big, big, big jump in resource requirements.

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