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Open Source Accounting Software

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Much more information here (including OpenCourseWare, degrees available, etc.), but here are the packages:

Open Source Accounting Software Rankings


OSAS is award-winning accounting software for Windows, Linux, UNIX and Mac users. The software is designed for small businesses, but can be customized to work for almost anyone. Primary features include budgeting and reporting tools, general ledger accounting and cost accounting capabilities.


GnuCash is freely licensed financial accounting software for individuals and small businesses. The software is easy to download and works with GNU/Linux, BSD, Solaris, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows. Features include double-entry accounting, graphing and reporting capabilities, stock and mutual fund tracking, invoice generation, expense tracking, and other common financial tools.

#3 Grisbi

Grisbi is a basic personal accounting application for GNU/Linux and Windows users. The software allows you to manage multiple accounts, currencies and expenditures and comes with a free manual to guide you through the application.

#4 Quasar Accounting

Quasar is business accounting software that works with Windows or Linux. It is very similar to QuickBooks and has many useful features, such as import and export capabilities, easy data entry, a graphical user interface and the ability to manage multiple accounts and currencies.

#5 KMyMoney

Designed for Linux users, KMyMoney is free personal financial management software that uses double entry accounting principles. KMyMoney is easy to use and works a lot like Quicken and MS Money. Special features allow you to import and export data, categorize expenses and work with different accounts.

Written by Leisureguy

26 March 2008 at 10:21 am

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  1. Quasar seems to be a dead project. I don’t know how true this is, but the last release was July 2005:

    Go with GnuCash or Sql-Ledger/LedgerSMB



    30 March 2008 at 11:12 am

  2. You should look at Postbooks from xTuple. I have evaluated and tested a number of open source accounting and erp systems, and posted a lot of information here:
    I hope you find this useful.



    19 August 2009 at 10:58 am

  3. Quasar is no longer open source. The single user licensed version is still free however.



    11 September 2009 at 7:05 am

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