TuskenTower on 20 Dec 2007 09:08:46 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Turbo Tax on Linux? (was re: Adding new drives to fstab)

On Dec 19, 2007 6:18 PM, JP Vossen <jp@jpsdomain.org> wrote:
> IIRC there is a Mac version of Quicken?  Last time I looked into it my
> research indicated that the Mac version of Quicken sucked, and even used
> a different file format (whoever thought that was a good idea should be
> shot).  I'm not sure if that's still the case.
> Anyway, the point is that they have at least a few people who can code
> on the Mac, which aside from the GUI and all the Mac craziness is BSD as
> we all know.  So how hard would it be to port the TT engine and fudge up
> a GUI?  I know, apple to oranges comparison.  Let me dream.

It's not that Turbo Tax on a Mac sucks so much as its Quicken as a
company sucks.  They use their market power to screw financials into
paying their tax everytime they upgrade their software.  So I have
Quicken 2005 for Mac, but the support financials are not the same as
Quicken 2005 for winDOwS.  If a financial caught enough heat from Mac
users, they might pony up the money for Mac support.  Even then,
Quicken will allow that added functionality to come the NEXT mac
version because they control the list of approved financials.  Then
they get to tought more supported institutions.  The effectively play
the consumers off the providerds and vice versa getting each to

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