June 10, 2005

Desktop Linux Gains Accounting Software

Anonymous Reader writes "InsynQ Releases MyBooks Professional Software for Linspire, Filling Linux Application Gap.

SAN DIEGO, June 8, 2005 - Linspire, Inc. today announced the availability of MyBooks Professional, a full-featured accounting and finance software solution made for the Linspire desktop Linux operating system by InsynQ's Appgen Business Software. Filling a key need for businesses that want to make the transition to Linux, the fully audited accounting system is ideal for small-to-medium businesses looking for a low-cost, high-end Linux replacement for financial software like QuickBooks. Two versions of MyBooks Professional are available through Linspire's one-click software library starting from $59. For more information or to view screenshots of MyBooks Professional, please visit www.linspire.com/mybooks.

"Businesses want the added security and cost savings of desktop Linux, but need to have proven accounting software that allows them to easily migrate their data from Microsoft-based systems," said Kevin Carmony, president and CEO of Linspire, Inc. "MyBooks Professional fills a key application gap for SMBs. Desktop Linux users finally have professional accounting software that can be customized to the specific needs of their business."

MyBooks Professional is a professional-grade, double-entry accounting system that conforms to GAAP standards. Customers are able to upgrade their users without reinstalling and can further customize and scale the software to meet the needs of both service- and inventory-based businesses. Key software functions and modules include tracking and controlling sales, customers, vendors, purchases, bank accounts, employees, payroll, and inventory items. Details on the features of MyBooks Professional for Linspire are available at www.linspire.com/mybooks.

"Over the last twelve months, we noticed more and more of our clients asking for a Linux version of our accounting programs, and we felt compelled to respond," said John Gorst, president and CEO of InsynQ. "Migration to Linux for the small-to-medium business just got easier. MyBooks Professional for Linspire meets the demand in the market for both a low-cost Windows alternative and a Linux-based high-end accounting solution. This offering also gives the SMB market remarkable flexibility with its option for easy customization and scalability through Appgenā€™s 4GL Development System and its worldwide Appgen development partners."

The MyBooks Professional accounting and finance software is available for Linspire in two low-cost entry-level packages - a one-user or two-user model. These packages are now available in the CNR (click and run) Warehouse with pricing of and $59 (MSRP) for the one-user version and $99 (MSRP) for the two-user version. To purchase MyBooks Professional, please visit www.linspire.com/mybooks (one-user version) or www.linspire.com/mybooks2 (two-user version).

"Every day, more businesses are considering desktop Linux as a way to reduce their IT budgets and overall spending," Carmony added. "By adopting low-cost, high-performance systems like Linspire and MyBooks Professional, businesses have the potential to significantly lower their total cost of ownership."

For more information, please contact:

Heather MacKenzie
Linspire, Inc.
858-587-6700, ext. 263
858-587-8095 Fax
pr@linspireinc.com

About Linspire, Inc.

Linspire, Inc. (www.linspire.com) was
founded in 2001 to bring choice into the operating system market. The company's
flagship product, the Linspire operating system, is an affordable, easy-to-use
Linux-based operating system for home, school, and business users. Linspire
pioneered CNR (click and run) Technology, which allows Linspire users to
download and install thousands of software programs with just one mouse click.
The more than 2,000 software titles available in the CNR Warehouse (www.linspire.com/cnrservice) include full office
and productivity suites, games, multimedia players, photo management software,
accounting tools, and more.

About InsynQ

InsynQ has been delivering outsourced software application hosting and managed IT services since 1997. InsynQ allows business customers to "turn on" their software applications and workstations instantly through any Internet-connected computer, regardless of operating system. InsynQ subscribers can freely access their software and data - fully virus-protected and automatically backed up - from any computer, anywhere in the world. InsynQ's purchase of selected business software from Appgen in 2005 improves the flexibility and cost-efficiency of InsynQ's delivery by using Linux-based application servers that enable customers the choice of multiple platforms. For more information, visit www.insynq.com or call 253-284-2000.

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