GnuCash – A Free Accounting Software for Linux – How to Install and Use

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For individuals or small businesses, managing finance is an important part. There are many paid softwares available in the market. But for linux systems, we have an awesome free finance management app available – GnuCash. GnuCash is an opensource free accounting software that helps to manage your home finances, business, loans etc. It has complete list of account types that can be setup for almost every business types.

GnuCash Feature Highlights

  • Easy Setup Wizard for beginners
  • More than hundreds of Currency supported
  • Pre-loaded account types (see complete list below)
    • Simple Checkbook
    • Business Account
    • Car Loan
    • CD and Money Market
    • Childcare Expenses
    • Common Accounts
    • Educational Loan
    • Fixed Assets
    • Home Mortgage Loan
    • Homeowner Expenses
    • Investment Accounts
    • Retirement Accounts
  • All types of reports for your accounts
  • Budgeting
  • Import and Export options
  • Save data as xml file
  • Schedule Transactions
  • Import statements from your bank
  • How to Install GnuCash

    Debian, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, elementary

    Installation via Software Center
    Search “gnucash” in search bar.
    Installation via Terminal

    sudo apt-get install gnucash

    Fedora, CentOS

    Installation via Terminal

    sudo yum install gnucash


    • Type GnuCash in dash search lens. Click the launcher icon.
    • For Gnome, go to Applications -> Office -> GnuCash
    GnuCash Running in Ubuntu
    GnuCash Running in Ubuntu


    Troubleshooting and Support

    If you face any issues while installing or using GnuCash, you may drop a note using comment section at the end of this article, Or you can post your query in any of the support channels mentioned below.

    How to Uninstall/Remove GnuCash

    Via Terminal

    sudo apt-get remove gnucash

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