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[News] Financial Applications on GNU/Linux: A Review

  • Subject: [News] Financial Applications on GNU/Linux: A Review
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 14 Dec 2009 00:29:45 +0000
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Personal Financial Management Software for Linux - Continued

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| During the past week I was able to look at a 
| few more candidates in the Personal Financial 
| Management area, and to gain some experience 
| with the one that I have decided to use for 
| now. Please keep in mind that what I am 
| presenting here is intended only to give you 
| an idea of what is available, with a very 
| brief overview of each package, and give you a 
| link that you can follow if you want to 
| investigage further or try one of them 
| yourself.
| [...]
| So, that's all the alternatives I'm going to 
| be looking at for now. For my own use, I have 
| decided to continue with KMyMoney. I have been 
| using it, entering my accounts...


Weeks ago:

Microsoft loses top beancounter

,----[ Quote ]
| Microsoft is saying goodbye to its chief
| beancounter, Chris Liddell, after four and a
| half years in the post.




,----[ Quote ]
| THE ALLEGATIONS WERE shocking: For years, Microsoft has systematically
| distorted its profit figures in an effort to consistently beat Wall Street
| expectations and keep its stock price steadily rising. The false reports
| would violate SEC regulations, and amount to outright fraud.
| More shocking was the source of the allegations: Microsoft's chief of
| internal audits, Charlie Pancerzewski, who reported directly to the company's
| chief financial officer.
| Most shocking of all was what happened to Pancerzewski when he reported the
| suspicious bookkeeping to his supervisors, Microsoft CFO Mike Brown and chief
| operating officer Bob Herbold, in the spring of 1995. Soon afterward,
| Pancerzewskiâwho for nearly five years had received stellar performance
| evaluationsâreceived his first-ever unsatisfactory one, and was eventually
| forced to resign.
| Two months ago, Microsoft quietly settled a lawsuit containing these
| allegations, filed in 1997 by Pancerzewski under the Whistleblowers
| Protection Act. The auditor claimed he was wrongfully terminated after
| telling his supervisors that Microsoft might be breaking securities and tax
| laws. The lawsuit made its tortuous way through several rounds of pretrial
| motions until last fall, when US District Judge Carolyn Dimmick denied
| Microsoft's final plea for summary judgment, finding credible evidence that
| Microsoft may have violated SEC rules, as Pancerzewski alleged. Shortly
| thereafter, Microsoft and Pancerzewski settled out of court. Terms of the
| agreement were sealed, but one source who claims familiarity with the case
| says that Microsoft paid Pancerzewski $4 million.

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