Re: Accounting program for linux

From: Robert Heller (
Date: 01/20/04

Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2004 22:05:03 +0000

  John-Paul Stewart <>,
  In a message on Tue, 20 Jan 2004 13:09:57 -0500, wrote :

JS> Christopher Browne wrote:
JS> >
JS> > Martha Stewart called it a Good Thing when John Hasler <> wrote:
JS> > >
JS> > > Do my accounting on someone else's server over the Web? Not a chance.
JS> >
JS> > No, what many vendors are doing is to build the code into a web app,
JS> > so that you can install the application on a server, and connect using
JS> > a web browser.
JS> >
JS> > The server sits in your network.
JS> >
JS> > This may seem overkill for a small business, but for a large
JS> > organization with 30 accounting staff, putting in an extra server
JS> > probably will never be noticed :-).
JS> In a small business the demands placed on the server by the accounting
JS> app are trivial and so the "server" machine doesn't need dedicated
JS> hardware. The accounting package can easily be installed on just about
JS> any handy machine and call it a server.

Assumes that the 'handy machine' is running an O/S that the accounting
package can run under.
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