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Financial Software

Fedora offers software from the GNOME and KDE environments to manage your finances. GnuCash is the financial software recommended for users with the GNOME desktop environment, and Kmymoney is recommended financial software for the KDE environment. Only the DVD version of Fedora includes both financial software packages. GnuCash and Kmymoney are available for easy download and installation with either the Add/Remove Software utility or with commands through the console.


GnuCash is not installed by default from the Live-CD or the DVD. If you do not have access to the Internet, you can use the Fedora DVD to install GnuCash. The Add/Remove Software utility offers a graphical installation interface for new users.

Here is how to install GnuCash using Add/Remove Software.

Click System > Administration > Add/Remove Software. This will open the Add/Remove Software application.

Next, in the [Search Box] with the binoculars icon, type:


Next, click the [Find] button. The message "Querying" appears in the lower left corner.

Tick the box next to Gnucash is an application to keep track of your finances. The message "Downloading repository information" appears in the lower left corner. Additional information about GnuCash appears below the check-box list of packages.

Select any additional packages to install or remove at this time by changing tick boxes next to the package name.

Finally, click the [Apply] button. This starts the GnuCash installation process and concurrently installs or removes any additional packages where you modified the tick box.

GnuCash is now installed on your computer.

Another way to install the GnuCash application is to use the command line.

Click Applications > System Tools> Terminal to open the command line.


su -c 'yum install gnucash'

You will be prompted for your password. Type in your password and press 'Enter'. You will not see the password as you type. The terminal will start giving information about the application, and end with Is this ok [y/N]:.



The terminal downloads the necessary files and completes the installation of GnuCash.

After you install Gnucash using one of the methods described above, you launch it by clicking Applications > Office > Gnucash Finance Management.

File:Docs Drafts DesktopUserGuide Financial gnucash-icon.png This is the default icon associated with Gnucash.

For additional help using the application, please refer to the documents on the Gnucash website.


Kmymoney is also not installed by default with either the Fedora Live-CD or DVD, but again easily installed using either of the same methods described for GnuCash. If you do not have an Internet connection, you can install Kmymoney with the Fedora DVD.

To install Kmymoney using the Add/Remove Software utility Pirut, start by clicking the KMenu.

Next, select Applications > System > Add/Remove Software.

When Pirut opens, select Desktop Environments > KDE (K Desktop Environment),and then click the [Optional Packages] button.

After the Packages window opens, scroll down and tick the box next to kmymoney2; then click the [Close] button.

If you have any other packages you also wish to install, you may select them at this time. Once you are finished selecting other packages to add or remove from your system, click the [Apply] button in Pirut. This will start the process of installing Kmymoney and concurrently install or remove any additional packages where you modified the tick box.

Kmymoney is now installed on your computer.

Another way to install the Kmymoney application is to use the console. Open the console and type:

su -c 'yum install kmymoney2'

After you install Kmymoney, you launch it by clicking KMenu > Applications > Office > KMyMoney.

File:Docs Drafts DesktopUserGuide Financial kmymoney-icon.png This is the icon you click to launch Kmymoney.

For additional help using the application, please refer to the FAQs on the KMyMoney website.

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