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GnuCash for Windows

Open sourceAfter a long periode of time GnuCash is finally available as a binary for Windows. However, this is still a very preliminary version - so don't expect everything to work just yet. But this is still a huge leap forward for GnuCash - and open source software. Bringing open source to the Windows platform makes it easier to convince users of the benefits of open source. It makes it more widely acceptable and users don't have to make a huge investment of time to switch to Linux.
However, having shown users that high quality open source exists on Windows - and that more is available on Linux, might make them consider Linux at a later point in time. has always seen a growing interest in GnuCash for Windows - and we are happy to see that it is almost there. We wish the best of luck to the GnuCash project.

The binaries are available at here - please remember that it is a very early version, which will have some bugs/errors. Visit GnuCash for Windows for more information on the progress of this project.

Tags: gnucash windows
Published: January 5, 2007

April 24, 2007 Dave N wrote:
GREAT alternative to Quicken or Money. After spenind money on programs that really just give me tools that I'd use once in a blue moon or never at all, GnuCash for Windows is wonderful.

As it states, back up your files frequently as it does crash periodically. I've had it only crash once so far but it can happen as it IS "in development".

You've got my support. Just needs a new name. How about OpenCash or OpenMoney anything is better than GnuCash.

August 30, 2007 Jim W wrote:

I think it's funny that I come at this from a slightly different perspective. I was using GnuCash under Ubuntu and absolutely loved it. I was also using MS Money under Vista and absolutely -- well, I didn't love it.

So, I though to myself, why not install GnuCash under Vista, now that it works in Windows, and transfer all of the personal financial data over to GnuCash under Windows, and then use the data on Ubuntu -- with an eye toward abandoning Vista altogether in the near future.

But I can't get GnuCash to install properly under Vista. After installation it sort of starts up with a complaint about not being able to add a client.

I'll keep researching it, but it's frustrating to be tantalized like this.

September 7, 2007 Albert D wrote:

I am new to Gnucash. I installed under Vista and got the same problem of configuration error and the same complaint about not being able to add a client.
"Adding client to server's list failed, CORBA error:"
I'll keep researching too.

September 9, 2007 Ram wrote:

Yes, add me to the list of those who got the error "Adding client to server's list failed,...". I bought Quicken XG 2006, been using it on Windows XP - but it just wouldn't install on my Vista machine. I mean, it goes through with the installation, but when I try to start it, it says installation failed - tried all suggestions I could find on the internet. So I really wanted to try GnuCash and was actually planning to write a blog entry about it - but here I am - trying to find a solution to a problem which others seem to be having as well...

September 10, 2007 Pieter wrote:

I've solved the problems mentioned above by disabling all (internet?) network connections in Vista. Don't know if this will solve yours, though...

September 11, 2007 Anonymous wrote:

I have also confirmed that disabling all network interfaces allows gnucash to work correctly on Vista. Now all we need is a solution ...

October 10, 2007 Anonymous wrote:

I had the same problem. Replacing ORBit DLLs with a version 2.13.3 (yes, an older version) worked for me.

December 2, 2007 Anonymous wrote:

I used to use quickbooks. I discovered GNUCASH and found that it is the best software I've used (I use Ubuntu Linux). I can set up a custom chart of accounts and get all the reports I need. This is very powerful for the small to medium sized business!

April 28, 2008 Anonymous wrote:

Works pretty good but one big annoyance is you can't add bills with a simple balance due amount - you have to enter # units/price per unit info.

November 7, 2008 RAB wrote:

installed and ran from installation fine. after closing and restarting, experienced the same errors. neither of the above fixes worked. frustrating.

September 5, 2009 FatesWebb wrote:

ok so it says that there is a windows binary for gnucash at the sourceforge address, but all I am seeing are dmg, and tar.gz files, not anything for windows... where is the windows install?

also says spam and flames will be removed, when? lol this thread is crazy bad.

February 9, 2010 Anonymous wrote:

May 21, 2012 Anonymous wrote:

Looks like a nice tool. Just installed it on windows 7 and it works fine.

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