[PLUG] Porting Ex on Linux

Rajiv Gore rajiv at wsieng.com
Wed Jan 14 18:09:12 IST 2009

On Tuesday 13 January 2009 21:40, मयंक जैन (makuchaku) wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 5:39 PM, Rajiv Gore <rajiv at wsieng.com> wrote:
> > I am using an accounting software Ex Next Gen by TCS. It has got a
> > software dongle.
> > Ex works on Windows.
> > I tried to load it on Linux using Wine but the program doesnot  work as
> > wine
> > cannot  access the dongle .Can there be a way out?
> Hi Rajiv,
> This might sound like going backwards from your effort - but it *should*
> work.
> When I get into a situation where I really really need Windows, I use
> Virtualbox <http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Screenshots> with my licensed
> Windows copy. Virtualbox works exactly like VMWare but is open sourced. You
> can install a full blown Windows inside Virtualbox (which is running inside
> your Linux box), use your dongle and finish off the work.
> No need for re-partioning/installing - and it works like a charm.
> If by any cance you are using Ubuntu, please try out
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VirtualBox
> Simply "sudo gem install virtualbox" should work.
> Please do use your own licensed Windows copy - I, in no way - want or
> intend to promote piracy.
> Please do write back if you face any issues - I'd be glad to help.
> A few native linux options...
> GNUCash - http://www.gnucash.org/
> KalCulate - http://kalculate.com/
> Please do let us know how do these softwares compare against the one you
> are using - someone might pick it up as a clue to maybe their next startup
> :)
> Regards,
> Mayank
> Four Fractions
I donot want to use windows and want to get away from it.
Wine install the software but fails to query dongle.
Rajiv Gore

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