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Subject: [linux-help] Re: Linux programs wanted.
From: John Reinke <jmreinke@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2002 21:54:18 -0600
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>Anyone know if there is a good address book for Linux that has a few
>whistles and bells such as print envelopes and lablels? Most I have seen
>don't seem to have those features or I have missed them.

Star Office will print labels as well as business cards. You can 
import an address book, but I don't know if it has a "real" component 
for storing and editing your address book. I think there is a 
database that you can install, which handles the Access 
functionality. It has a list of labels to choose from, including the 
standard Avery numbers.

If you are interested, I'd suggest downloading the StarOffice6.0 beta 
from Sun's site, but I just discovered it is no longer available. The 
next best thing would be to get the most recent build from the 
OpenOffice web site (, which currently appears to be 
build number 641c.

I've used build 638 as well as the StarOffice 6.0 beta (built on the 
same source code), and I'm quite impressed. I use it at work, and 
haven't had to resort to the "real" office since I've started using 
the Star Office beta.

I'm also impressed with Ximian's evolution ( . I've never 
used Outlook, but evolution is a good replacement, including 
addressbook, calendar, and a mail client. I don't think you can 
export your addressbook for printing labels, however, and the program 
seems a little slow at times.

>Another program I'm looking for is a good checkbook with the balancing

Check out Kapital, from TheKompany ( I've not tried 
it, but it is apparently a robust, commercial replacement for Quicken 
on Linux. It is compatible with Quicken's file format, too.

There is another I can't remember. Perhaps it was GnuCash, which 
someone already mentioned.

Have fun,
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