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Re: What accounting, invoicing software do you use? #52162 05/21/05 10:34 PM
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Mitsui Gold CD-Rs are said to be the best for long-term storage. They actually are manufactured with the intent of being stable, rather than to sell for $0 after rebate. (Yes, I've actually seen the $0 deal at Fry's on occasion.) They are more expensive--around $1.00-$1.50 each, depending on quantity.

You can find info about them by Googling "Mitsui Gold".

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Re: What accounting, invoicing software do you use? #52163 05/21/05 11:12 PM
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You mentioned "Fry's". One of their stores is in Phoenix. I used to travel there alot working on machinery and visited Fry's every chance I got. Wish they were here in Pittsburgh, a GREAT store, everything electronic under the sun, computers and more, makes my mouth water.


Re: What accounting, invoicing software do you use? #52164 05/22/05 02:37 PM
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I use Quickbooks. If you buy the newest package it will have moe than you really need. I would (and have in the past) buy a little older version off Ebay. I picked up 2003 for $70 last year. New? over $200 I'm sure.

Re: What accounting, invoicing software do you use? #52165 05/22/05 03:18 PM
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I use an old version of Peachtree Accounting that I have been using since the Windows 3.1 days. Not only was it a PITA to figure out and set up but I can put the whole thing on a 3.5" floppy and stick it into another computor and run it from the .exe if that ever becomes necessary. Needless to say I'm very reluctant to change but unfortunately I think it's the end of the road for it because it doesn't like XP and the Win98 box it's on isn't long for this world. [Linked Image]


Re: What accounting, invoicing software do you use? #52166 05/22/05 04:52 PM
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I've had success with old apps that are unsupported in XP by running them in W98 inside a virtual machine booted on Win2003 Server or WinXP. For an old Win 3.X package you should not notice any difference in performance.

That could work indefinitely, but if you decided after all to switch to a native XP package in the future then virtual machines also simplify this by letting you very easily create and manage test installations to use while you are doing things like configuring your reports, importing data, and so on.

I find VMWare the best, but there is also Virtual PC, which is cheaper and should be sufficient for this task.

Re: What accounting, invoicing software do you use? #52167 05/23/05 09:33 PM
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I use Quick Books. I just upgraded to QB 2005 for Contractors. I've been using QB for 3 or 4 years and still don't really know how to use it to its fullest extent. The only drawback I've found is that they stop supporting it after 3 years and force you to upgrade if you use it for payroll.

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