[LINK] Apple to Use Intel Microprocessors Beginning in 2006
cas at taz.net.au
Wed Jun 8 11:51:09 EST 2005
On Wed, Jun 08, 2005 at 11:29:43AM +1000, Howard Lowndes wrote:
> Craig Sanders wrote:
> >On Wed, Jun 08, 2005 at 03:51:40AM +1000, Howard Lowndes wrote:
> >>>they quite happily ignore Mac & Linux and everything else that isn't
> >>>Windows now - why should they change?
> >>This is not true. Just look at the two main SME accounting systems in
> >>AU - MYOB & Attache. Both write for Wintel & Mac, but not for Linux.
> >some write for Mac. a few even write for linux.
> Tell me an _Australian_ SME accounting system written for Linux.
huh? i'm saying that that isn't much/any and you're demanding that i tell you
where it is? that doesn't make sense.
however, you are proving my point for me.
i said that very few software developers bother writing for either mac or
linux, and you're complaining that you can't find an australian accounting
system for linux.
the fact that you can't find one tends to support my theory, doesn't it?
> I use SQL-Ledger which suits my needs but that was originally written
> for Canadian accounting standards; it's just fortuitous that they have
> GST as well as PST.
and this is why open-source/free software is inherently better than
proprietary, why proprietary software is NOT good enough.
you don't have to start from scratch to get something that works
for you; you don't have to hope that some companies thinks it will
be worth their while to cater to you; you can start with something
that's reasonably close and modify it to suit your needs. and you can
contribute your changes back so that the next version of SQL-Ledger will
support both australian and canadian requirements, as a configuration
you can't do that with proprietary software.
> >the vast majority don't bother writing for either.
see. my point.
craig sanders <cas at taz.net.au> (part time cyborg)
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