I followed Ken Salter's advice in his post for installation. I first installed a clean copy of the most current version of Wine (0.9.43), then used the ies4linux script to install IE 6 only. Then, like Ken recommended, I made the .ies4linux my default Wine installation by deleting all of the files in /home/(user)/.wine and copying all of the files from /home/(user)/.ies4linux/ie6 to the /.wine folder. Installation of Quicken 2006 Deluxe went very smoothly. I had previously manually downloaded the latest patch for Quicken 2006 (R5), and was able to manually update the installation to R5 using the patch. From my Windows installation, I copied all of the data from the Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Intuit folder to the respective Wine folder (.wine/Drive_C/Windows/Profiles/All Users/Application Data), and all data from the Documents and Settings\(user)\Application Data\Intuit folder to the .wine/Drive_C/Windows/Profiles/(user)/Application Data folder. I then opened Quicken, used "open" to open my Quicken file, and the program seems to work fine. I was able to enter new data, import data from bank sites (see below), and I am able to backup to a flash drive with no problems.
What does not
I haven't yet been able to figure out how to open .qfx files directly upon download like I can using Firefox on WinXP, rather, I have to save them in my download directory and then import them into Quicken. However, the manual import works just fine, so it's an inconvenience but not a major stumbling block.
What was not tested
I have never used Quicken directly to get data from my banks - I've always gone through the bank's web sites - so I haven't tested this out. Also, my printer is not very Linux-friendly (Lexmark X5250), so I haven't tried to print anything. I also have not tested the program's internal PDF printer.
This was one of the "killer apps" that had been preventing my full migration to Ubuntu. It's running great and providing all the functionality I used in Windows. (Now if I can just get my printer configured...!)
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 06 2008||1.0-rc3||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Current||Ubuntu 7.04 "Feisty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Aug 22 2007||0.9.43.||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 7.04 "Feisty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 20 2007||0.9.41.||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 6.10 "Edgy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 22 2007||0.9.33.||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||openSUSE 10.2||Mar 01 2007||0.9.31.||Yes||Yes||Garbage||an anonymous user|