OK Folks, here is what the deal is.
I recently purchased a laptop for my wife for her college class and as such, the main PC in my home is up for grabs. As such, I am going to give ubuntu a full try, or maybe opensuse, and see how things go.
The primary piece of software I REQUIRE (No, this isn't a want, it's a need) is a financial management application similar to quicken. One thing I would like to experiment with is using quicken in Wine and see how that works. Barring that, can anyone recommend, from first hand experience, a good linux based finance management program which can download information directly from various banks and credit agencies? This is a must. My entire financial life is on my PC and as such, quicken use or a similar app, is a requirement for any OS.