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AndrewC3

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I recently received a second computer at no cost to me from a friend of mine. This computer has two hard drives in it. The main hard drive is a Maxtor 60GB and the secondary hard drive is a 20GB. Iím not going to get into what else this system has, as it all seems to be in working order. It had Windows XP Professional installed on it with some files saved to the secondary hard drive. I recently installed Ubuntu 7.04 on it formatting the main hard drive doing a clean installation. Havenít done anything to the secondary hard drive as of yet. After spending a couple of nights familiarizing myself with Ubuntu, I decided to see if I could install Quicken on it. I wasnít surprised when this program would not install on it. I would like to one-day use Ubuntu on my main computer that I use on a day-to-day basis and to also run programs such as Quicken, Nortonís Internet Security and other software. Are there any programs out there that are as good as Quicken and Nortonís Internet Security that I can install and use on Ubuntu? Any help or suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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There are a number accounting programs for Linux. I even found a Wiki page. I've read reviews on some of them (can't find the last one I read at Linux.com). GNUCash is available in most distro repositories and is fairly mature and can read Quicken files.

I'll keep my opinion of Norton to myself, but you don't need it in Linux. ClamAV is free and there are several Linux firewalls, I use Guard Dog.

There are alternatives to almost everything you do with Windows Programs. The Linux Alternative Project has a fairly comprehensive list.
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Silverbeard, thanks for the information on the links. As a mattere of fact, shortly after I posted my message, my system kept locking up on me so I downloaded 7.10 and installed it. So far, I haven't had any problems. I'm so new to Ubuntu that I'm having flashbacks to when I was new to Windows. Thanks again.

Andrew
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