February 20, 2019

CrossOver Office: Cutting to the Quicken - page 5

Mixing Windows, Linux, and Metaphors

  • August 29, 2002
  • By Brian Proffitt

The day Codeweavers announced their support for Intuit's Quicken, users were clamoring to find out if Intuit's other popular product, TurboTax, would also run. Representatives of Codeweavers were quick to state that while users were welcome to try, the application was not officially supported.

It's good they mad that caveat, because I have the sad duty to report that, right now, TurboTax does not install at all.

While initially the installation of TurboTax Deluxe 2001 went smoothly, there was a point in the process, right when the installer seemed ready to copy files, that the installation just hung. No explanation, no errors, no nothing. I tried a few different things, to no avail.

Hopefully, this will be next on the list of supported applications.

Wrapping Up

While the Quicken application needs quite a bit of clean-up (at least on my test machine), it is certainly functional enough to use in a small office situation. I would hope that Codeweavers will concentrate their efforts on fixing these glitches, because Quicken is a rather unique application in the small-biz/home accounting world and deserves a home on Linux.

As for Office, CrossOver Office seems to have this down pat. Given the availability of good office suites on Linux already, I don't think it's as important to try to support Office XP as it would be to enhance Quicken product support and perhaps add TurboTax and QuickBooks support.

At $54.95, the price is okay, though until these few bugs are ironed out, I would not be terribly happy if this was what I'd gotten for the over-$50 price tag.

Overall, I was impressed with the application, and I am eagerly anticipating the updates to CrossOver Office.

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