QuickBooks is a popular accounting software with extensive features. It offers various accounting solutions with its on-premise and cloud accounting services. QuickBooks is developed by Intuit, which offers a wide range of accounting solutions for small- and medium-size business enterprises. Moreover, with this software package, users can easily track and maintain various financial and accounting activities, including cash flows, different transactions and easy payroll management.
QuickBooks is widely used by many small businesses as well as the self-employed enterprises as a strong database solution for storing and maintaining their financial and accounting data. Since, QuickBooks is developed to run on Windows operating system and Mac OS, no official version is available for Ubuntu Linux. Fortunately, there are some free Windows emulation software that you can utilize to access and run QuickBooks program and databases.
Steps to open QuickBooks with Linux
First of all, you need to open a command shell (for this, you can browser Applications >> Accessories >> Terminal). This program is available with all Linux distributions and enables users to download, install and configure software and utilities with some text-based commands.
Once the Terminal window is opened then type “sudo apt-get install wine” without the quotes and hit enter. This will download and install Wine, which is a software for running Windows applications on Linux environment. Note that every QuickBooks software version since 2002 is compatible with Wine except the 2003 and 2004 versions of QuickBooks software. You can find the compatibility information about this on the Internet.
Now, you have to insert the QuickBooks installation CD into the CD/DVD drive of your computer, then wait until the icon appear on the desktop. After this, double click your mouse on the icon to open the CD’s contents, then find “Install.exe” file. Once you find the file right-click on it, choose “Run With Wine Windows Emulator” to open the program. Next, you will find a setup utility. Simply follow the on-screen instructions to install QuickBooks. After the installation, you have to click on “Applications” that you can locate in the upper-left desktop menu. Thereafter, open “Wine” >> “Programs” and go to “QuickBooks”. Click on it to run the QuickBooks program. You can now run QuickBooks on your Linux operating system.
You can easily install and run any Windows application on your Linux computer once you have installed Wine on the computer. Moreover, if you encounter any technical problem with your QuickBooks distribution, you can get rid of such issues in no time with the help of skilled and experienced tech professionals.
What all you need is to simply call QuickBooks support service to get instant help to resolve your tech issues in no time. QuickBooks tech professionals can provide you immediate help to resolve all types of technical problems at your fingertips.