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QuickBooks 2010 Vs 2011

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by MatthewG, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,400

    Anyone running Quickbooks 2010 planning on upgrading to 2011 which is set to come out on Sept 27?

    Just wondering if the new 2011 is worth the hype or if I should stick with 2010.
  2. Jaysled

    Jaysled Member
    Messages: 54

    I have been using QB over the last 13 years and I find when ever I upgrade to a newer version there are always bugs that need to be worked out. Also when ever I upgrade they throw me a 1 free upgrade to the newer version if they know it is going to be released soon. Call Quicken they are always running specials.
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I picked up the 2011 just because I got a new computer and the older version won't run on it.
  4. jklawn&Plow

    jklawn&Plow Senior Member
    Messages: 469

    How well does quickbooks handle things like
    -figuring the sales tax you get back for products you buy for the customer
    -figuring the sales tax you get back for lawnmower gas
    -for NYers figuring the amount of your sales tax payment based on receipts minus above items
    -figuring % use of truck expenses based on a mileage log
    -keeping a mileage log
    Does it do all these things? and more?
  5. stargazer

    stargazer Member
    Messages: 94

    I like each newer version less than the previous, plus, you get more pop up adds and need constant updates. So I''m still running Pro 2007

    QB lies about not working on newer computers. They promised 07 would never run on Windows 7, yet windows said it would. So first I did a dual boot Vista/ 7 Ultimate and ran QB on both. Then I went to a solid state drive so I went with just W7 (optimized for solid state drives) and used the free (for Pro and Ultimate) XP "mode", which is just a virtual machine, but has the license for XP. You need to install Internet security on the XP virtual machine also.

    So, I now run QB 07 on the W7 Ultimate and the XP mode virtual machine. Except I rarely use the XP because QB 07 runs perfect on the W7.

    Warning, you need a decent processor and a good amount of RAM to run virtual machines at a good speed, my new laptop has 8 GB RAM and a coreI7 processor.
  6. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    I hate quickbooks, now I use account edge. Much better and more Mac friendly.
  7. stargazer

    stargazer Member
    Messages: 94

    Windows 7 Service Pack 1 is available

    Just updated windows on my laptop and got Service Pack 1 for W7.