Quickbooks... blech. My original installation had the data backup on my home server... don't do THAT, folks! Dead on about the reinstall, even though I paid $10 for them to send me a disc, it didn't work and the (nice) tech support I got from Asia Minor was unable to help me in any way except to tell me to download the latest version. The security code they gave me to validate the install of the latest version didn't work either. QB, let's get your game on or I'm just going to have to find somebody's home-brewed app for Access. (Tried GnuCash on one of my Linux boxes, too complicated... you actually have to know something about accounting).
I am not exactly sure what Ubuntu Unity is. I have one Ubuntu machine upstairs and my granddaughter seems to love it although now she got an iWhatever and wants to put all of her music on it so she's using Grandma's computer. All I can say about Ubuntu is whatever version I have with Gnome is hosed. Linux is supposed to be multi-user, right? So why do I have to REBOOT every time I want to log off and log another user on? I installed Kubuntu right over Ubuntu and now I have an unholy mess of epic proportions. That's probably my own fault, but I have to say this... Ubuntu's attempt to control applications and nudge people over to commercial apps is a travesty towards the spirit of Linux. I hope Linus is tooting in their general direction.
If you are looking for a good consumer-grade anti-virus let me suggest F-Prot. I discovered them when looking for a Linux anti-virus years back and tried the Windows version, have been a customer ever since. They have software for all versions of Windows and the cost for licensing multiple installations is extremely reasonable. I haven't had a virus problem since we installed that here about 10 years ago. Now if only they came out with a spyware/hijacker product that worked right along with it....
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