View Full Version : Hi Local Wisconsinities! New Guy here

November 28th, 2007, 06:42 PM
Brand new to Ubuntu - in fact brand new to Linux. I am an assimilated Microsoft user but that would be on the business side - Home wise, with the advent of Vista and looking at the cost of new hardware/software I am now an Ubuntu believer - LOL
Be gentle - I am brand new to this but really like and am very excited about what I've seen so far - which is, I am sure, the tip of the Linux (Ubuntu) Iceberg.
I'm most interested in learning more about how I can run some specific Windows programs on my Ubunto desktop - namely Microsoft Money, Turbo Tax, and how do I get my Windows Mobile Phone to sync with Evolution?
Looking forward to the adventure...

November 29th, 2007, 01:58 AM
We use jGnash - http://jgnash.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page - in place of Quicken.


Mike Putnam

November 29th, 2007, 06:59 PM
Thanks Mike;
Is there a listing anywhere in the Linux world that helps new folks like me to search for a software application by type? A lot of these applications have "funny names" such that when you look at the name you can't easily figure out what the application is all about...

December 22nd, 2007, 09:47 AM
I know this post was a really long time ago but I just found the wisconsin section :)

Here's a pretty solid list of apps....


December 27th, 2007, 12:35 AM
Hi! I'm a Wisconsin guy, too (from Hillsboro).

Another site, with a much more extensive listing of Linux apps is www.osalt.com (http://www.osalt.com). They've got a huge searchable database of commercial software, with their open-source counterparts, and vice-versa. All you have to do is type in the name of your Windows program in the search bar, and then choose from the alternatives listed below it!

December 27th, 2007, 03:29 AM