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    Default Version and multiple users for one application

    Hi Gang,

    New to Linux and very new to OpenSUSE. Coming from Windows.
    I have some general questions.

    1) Which version should I be running for stability? My wife can get annoyed at crashes easily. Should I stay with 13.1 or drop back to an earlier version. I noted something called Tumbleweed as well, which I guess is supposed to auto update like Windows would? Could someone elaborate?

    2) We use programs like Office and Quicken (Financial prog) whose data files are accessible to both my wife and I although we have different logins. Is there a way to do that in OpenSUSE for say KMyMoney or Moneydance?
    (Does anyone know if Quicken will ever be ported to Linux without using Wine?)

    Thanks in advance

    Steve

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    Default Re: Version and multiple users for one application

    Quote Originally Posted by metropetro View Post
    Hi Gang,

    New to Linux and very new to OpenSUSE. Coming from Windows.
    I have some general questions.

    1) Which version should I be running for stability? My wife can get annoyed at crashes easily. Should I stay with 13.1 or drop back to an earlier version. I noted something called Tumbleweed as well, which I guess is supposed to auto update like Windows would? Could someone elaborate?
    Are you having problems with 13.1? If so you should post them here

    Tumbleweed is not for the faint of heart it keeps you near the bleeding edge so you have to expect problems. You might want to look at Evergreen it just does bug fixes but is supported for about 3 years 13.1 will be the new base for evergreen. The regular distro is good for about 18 months of support ie you get fixes and update



    2) We use programs like Office and Quicken (Financial prog) whose data files are accessible to both my wife and I although we have different logins. Is there a way to do that in OpenSUSE for say KMyMoney or Moneydance?
    (Does anyone know if Quicken will ever be ported to Linux without using Wine?)
    LibraOffice should be an ok replacement for office

    You can dual boot or install Windows to a Virtual Machine like VirtualBox to run stuff that you must have from Windows. But you should look for Linux replacements since in most cases they do exist.

    Quicken will never be ported to Windows


    You can set up a common data area but it may depend on the program and you knowledge. So If you want to do that ask here with specifics like what programs you plan to share. In general you do it by creating links to the common data area from both users but there are some fiddly details you need to deal with like permissions.

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    Default Re: Version and multiple users for one application

    Quote Originally Posted by metropetro View Post
    1) Which version should I be running for stability?
    All versions give you updates; it depends on what you want. Evergreen will only give you security updates and normally lasts for three years. The standard distro will give you both security and other updates to existing programs, occasionally involving a version change. This lasts for 18 months after which you need to move on to a later version.

    With the standard version, you can restrict yourself to the essential updates by ignoring Apper and using only YaST>Online update.

    Quote Originally Posted by metropetro View Post
    2) We use programs like Office and Quicken (Financial prog) whose data files are accessible to both my wife and I although we have different logins.
    If you use different logins, you can access the same data files by making sure that the folders containing the files along with the files have both owner and group set to 'View and modify' or 'Read and write' - how you do that will depend on your desktop and/or how comfortable you are with the command line.

    LibreOffice will deal with everything except VB macros which, if you use them, you will have to convert manually to LibreOffice macros.

    KMyMoney will import Quicken files (most FOSS accounting programs will) but beware that Quicken notoriously changed the formats of their files several times and so you may need to do some manual editing after import.

    Of the available FOSS personal accounting programs, I find KMyMoney the most user-friendly as well as sophisticated and the help from their forum at http://forum.kde.org/viewforum.php?f...77b9cc4a908b73 is excellent. (You will need to register with KDE to use it.)

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