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Ace Payroll & Linux

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These notes clarify running Ace Payroll under Linux, both on the desktop, and when using a Linux server.

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I run Linux on my computer and I want to be able to run Ace Payroll. Is this possible?

  • You can run Windows programs on a Linux machine by using a program called Wine which emulates Windows.
  • Some Windows programs run better than others under Wine, but we are happy to report that Ace Payroll runs reliably under Wine.
  • Wine is completely free and can be downloaded from the Wine website.
  • Alternatively, a commercial version of Wine is called Crossover. The difference is ease of installation and use, as well as availability of technical support.
  • You can download Crossover from the Crossover website.
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I run Windows on all of my computers but am about to install a Linux server. Currently I have Ace Payroll stored on my Windows server, can I keep doing this with my Linux server?

  • Yes, we have many clients who store Ace Payroll on their Linux server and access it from their Windows machines.
  • There are no complications or differences in procedure.
  • Our networking instructions are in our Networking Ace Payroll FAQ.
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I'm thinking of using Linux but am a bit of a computer novice. Do you know of anyone with experience in both Linux and Ace Payroll?

  • Yes, we recommend contacting a firm called Egressive who specialise in Linux, and use Ace Payroll for their business on a Linux computer.
  • Our contact there is Rob Fraser, (03)9633733
  • You can also check out the Egressive website.

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