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Re: Migration questions

On Friday, August 2, 2002, at 10:49 , Chris Tillman wrote:

gnucash is the full-blown double entry system. It does import Quicken
files, but note Quicken has extended their format several times.

Understood, mostly I want to balance our accounts (checking, credit cards, loans, etc) against our statements.

For a simpler version, basically just one checking account for
example, I use cbb. Its Quicken import function will work if you
export only one account from Quicken with no bells or whistles. On the
plus side, it's very easy to use. Its balance function works very
similar to Quicken's, the interface is simpler and less featured

I suppose I could do that with each account in Quicken. That wouldn't be too terribly hard. I'd have to come up with a nice way to do cross-account transfers easily.

  3) Jeweltoy clone?
     Anyone ever heard of one? It's a game like Bejeweled on the
Palm. Amber's addicted, and _needs_ it. This may actually be more
of a show stopper than Quicken :)

You may have to retain the dual boot just for that...

Luckily, he ships the source with the proggie. It's Obj-C against Cocoa, but perhaps it's salvageable.

  4) Quicktime/Flash content?
     If only developers would realize that linux != i386. I know
that with Quicktime 6 using MPEG-4, that more content might be
portable(?), but how about Flash? Has Macromedia provided a plug-in
for non-i386 linuxes? Have they allowed others to port it?

a free flash player was just announced last week, it's pretty green.

Heard about that.

Apple makes a Quicktime Streaming Server version for linux, but I
don't know about any client software.

Well, there's the Code Weavers' CrossOver plugin, but it's sadly i386 only for the moment.

I think I'd run a copy of MOL off a local disk image, rather than supply it with a whole partition, and I could use that for when I really need to see Quicktime/Flash.

  5) KDE?
     How's KDE 3.0.2? I know it's not available in .debs yet, but
does it work well on the PPC? For that matter, what kinds of
performance deltas are there between Debian-i386 and Debian-powerpc?

You want to start a religious war? That's dependent on the machine.

I sure don't. Had enough lately just on the Mac OS X lists. No, I meant, how do GCC compilations compare between PPC and i386? I certainly _remember_ debian-ppc running circles around Mac OS X. That alone will be worth the migration. I just want to get back to being hyper productive. Mac OS X has been slowing me down lately.


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