[Novalug] REALLY need help!
pereira at speakeasy.net
Sun Mar 4 22:14:37 EST 2007
As an Acolyte who is Trying to follow the Blessed Path of the
Pure Linux computer, I fully understand your Sin and your
Revulsion and having Sinned, and the Reluctance with which
you had to Confess to the Assembled Linux Congregation to cleanse
I confess, I had the same Needs as you did, Quickbooks.
But, I managed to avoid Serving the Mammon in Redmond:
instead, my Spouse saved my purity by offering me her Apple.
Contrary to what happened to Adam long before me, the Apple kept
me from having to Know Evil and I am not yet Despoiled.
Admittedly, Quickbooks Apple version is not identical to the
Windows one since it doesn't use a proprietary database but
(I've been told) MySQL. So, support for the Apple quickbooks is
not so widespread as it is for Windows (but, I found some thanks
to this mailing list). And, if you knew what you were doing
on the Apple, which under its nice screen runs a version of linux,
you might even be able to convert it to linux yourself. I can't.
Now, I have to admit that for other reasons of compatibility
with the various US Government systems I may have to buckle
too and get at least one Windows box running, but I'll try
to resist that as much as possible. In fact, some members of
this group might want to ask Congress whether the US Government
doesn't squash competition if its various interfaces with the
public, contractors, etc. is Microsoft-only. It shouldn't be.
Go forth and Try the Apple: don't sin more than necessary.
ps: I'll be happy to give you some feedback on how to set
up a DCAA-compliant accounting system. We now have one.
> OK. I need to fess up. I feel really really dirty. There are so many
> on this list who have willingly blazed the path for us mortals - and not
> only survived - they thrived!
> So, I humbly ask for help. But first, I must acknowledge I installed,
> on my fully functional and more than operational SuSe laptop, VMWare.
> My horror is having desecrated this nirvana by installing ... and ...
> gawd I'm sorry ... actually running .... Windows XP Pro!
> For this I have voluntarily undergone these initial, yet humbling, 12
> 1. I admit I am powerless over Microsoft - that our lives had become
> 2. I believe that a Power greater than I could restore me to sanity.
> 3. I made a decision to turn my will and life over to the care of Tux as
> I understood Him.
> 4. I made a searching and fearless moral inventory of my systems.
> 5. I admitted to Tux, to myself and to another human being the exact
> nature of my wrongs.
> 6. I am entirely ready to have Tux remove all these defects of character
> and computing technologies.
> 7. I humbly asked Him to remove my erroneous installations.
> 8. I made a list of all persons, systems and technologies I harmed, and
> became willing to make amends to them all.
> 9. I made direct amends to such people, systems and technologies
> wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
> 10. I continue to take personal, systems and technology inventory and
> when I am wrong promptly admit it.
> 11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious
> contact with God, as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of
> His will for us and the power to carry that out.
> 12. I had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps and try to
> carry this message to LUGees, and to practice these principles in all my
> I search for others willing to offer their guidance (and solace) for
> this (and other) lost soul.
> My apologies to all ... I will try to control this ... I promise not
> inhale while delving into the black world (or at least I'll try my
> Damn you Inuit!!
> Why can't you support Linux?!?!?!?!
> What? You don't get the requests??
> Hrumpf! I called your Support Office and asked for a version of Quicken
> and Quickbooks on Linux. I am sure many others have dialed (888)
> 729-1996 for Quickbooks and/or (800) 811-8766 for Quicken, talked to
> your wonderful sales people and, yes, asked for your infamous support on
> Linux! I cannot believe I failed Linux because of you!!!
> Ah!! Here I go deflecting blame ..... I must go to the nearest Opus Dei
> center for my ... session.
> Please pass me some krill.....
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