For many years Linux Gereral Ledger has been a widely used bookkeeping program for Linux. Prior to the popularity of Linux the same program was available for UNIX under the name of UNIX General Ledger. Both the UNIX and Linux versions had a user interface based on the curses/ncurses library and a proprietary file system.
BasicBooks, first released in 2005, is the X based replacement for the Linux General Ledger with a graphic user interface built using GTK+. It was also completely revised to use PostgreSQL as the basic file system. Using PostgreSQL to maintain the data base means that locally developed specialty applictions can use BasicBooks as the general accounting module while easily tailoring the rest of the bookkeeping system to local needs.
BasicBooks is a double entry accounting system, yet the user does not need to know double entry accounting techniques. The program does this for you. Complete transaction querry is supported. Traditional accounting statements, such as standard Balance Sheets and Income Statements, are included, as well as comparative statements using percentages. Both the US and European date styles are supported and all decimal denominated currencies can be used.
Basic Books is available a commercial license for under $40 US.
For a complete overview go to, www.linuxledgers.com.
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