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Intuit releases QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions for Linux


Hot on the heels of Apple’s release of Safari on the Windows platform, it appears that Intuit has also decided to give another operating system a try. In this case, the suitor is Linux, and the bride is QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions, according to the press release.

So says eWeek:

Inuit is making this move in response to users’ requests for an open-source option.

Note that this is not the Quicken or QuickBooks application that made Intuit such a household name with end users, especially in the States. However, it still does represent a major shift towards a different platform.

I believe this represents a bigger overall trend of software companies releasing their commercial offerings on different platforms. Additionally, they are, in most cases, also supporting these new platforms simultaneously.

Do you think we are but seeing the tip of an accelerating development in which the major commercial players start releasing their products for multiple platforms? How do you think that will affect your job security as well as your choice of training courses and/or certifications?

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Paul Mah is a writer and blogger who lives in Singapore, where he has worked for a number of years in various capacities within the IT industry. Paul enjoys tinkering with tech gadgets, smartphones, and networking devices.

6 comments
mlglaw
mlglaw

Will quickbooks work on Motorola Xoom? Further, can you print checks, etc from Xoom?

mr.novell
mr.novell

This is a big plus for Linux, i been diving into Linux certs 3 years ago, 75% of my Work enviroment is RedHat & SuSE

paulmah
paulmah

Do you think we are but seeing the tip of an accelerating development in which the major commercial players start releasing their products for multiple platforms? How do you think that will affect your job security as well as your choice of training courses and/or certifications?

paulmah
paulmah

I know that Crystal Report has a server product that will run on Linux as well. Hopefully the shift starts to gain momentum..!

unskinnybob
unskinnybob

This is great. My finance department has been the biggest impediment in transitioning over to a complete Linux shop because they're extremely entrenched in Quickbooks and customized software that rely on Crystal Report. Maybe this will shove them over the edge..