Intuit's popular QuickBooks Enterprise will soon run on Linux servers. Starting June 25, users can download Intuit's new Linux Database Server Manager for free from this site. Due June 25, QuickBooks Enterprise, which targets small- to medium-sized businesses will run on both Windows and Linux servers. It will continue to require Windows desktops only.
The move acknowledges that Linux has found a home in some business accounts, at least in the back office. Until now QuickBooks Enterprise shops had to run their accounting database on a Windows server even if they ran other applications on Linux. That now changes. The accounting package's embedded database, Sybase's SQL Anywhere runs on Windows and Linux. Intuit adopted SQL Anywhere as its standard database a few years ago. Intuit execs say business users and partners have made it clear that open source options are a priority.