Archive for August, 2007

Stock Market software for UBUNTU

August 21, 2007

I just bought this new software and I very much appreciate it. Its good for small investors. Get it from http://rpgware.22web.net/
Its called Portfolio Tracker for Linux.

All I needed to do was watch the prices of my current stock holdings in a quick and easy way. This software shows the prices from streaming Yahoo Quotes. I have like 10-12 stocks in my portfolio and only 1 holding 😉 Anyways I paid $19, and am not regretting it.

Here’s how to install it. First dont install any dependency package it provides in its free download. But download that package. Instead do this.

$sudo apt-get install libfinance-yahooquote-perl php5-cli

And then buy a registration key. You will receive some files you receive in your email. Download the free package, and extract it. Put the gpg file you receive in the extracted directory, and then do

$bash install.sh

and that should do it… 😉

gphpedit — The PHP editor for UBUNTU

August 11, 2007

Even though you can have PHP highlighting in the default text editor…

Php syntax checking is not possible…

So comes gphpedit, it has highlighting features and as well as syntax schecking, which removes any kind of error in your php code…

Installation: sudo apt-get install gphpedit

Vista is a loser… but people still go buy it

August 6, 2007

Lets forget the fact that Microsoft claimed that it has already sold $40Million Copies of Vista… And let forget that Vista has already shown problems, with hardware compatiblity, etc.

I thought wow, this is a good time to get people to experience Linux…

But when I look at nearby computers, and I see they’re running Vista…

I feel so dysphoric…

Its ****… but ppl still run it…

I dont know what it comes with…

But surely it comes without anti-virus, office, blah blah blah… things that will never be with Windows, and things that ppl will always have to pay money for, even for an upgrade…

The main thing that makes me irritable is that most common users, do nothing other than print some files, listen to music, burn CDs etc… And they pay so much money just to do that… Plus they pay money for what operating systems cant do…(Like Office is included by default in UBUNTU, not in VIsta though…)

I know they might be ignorant… and Microsoft is a marketing bully…

But Vista surely must mean new users for Linux…

I thought it would be many… But Hell… its not even as I expected…

Mania Drive — Motor Stunt Game for UBUNTU

August 4, 2007

http://maniadrive.raydium.org/

ManiaDrive is a free clone of Trackmania, the great game from Nadéo studio, and is an arcade car game on acrobatic tracks, with a quick and nervous gameplay (tracks almost never exceed one minute), and features a network mode, as the original.

Also features:

Complex car physics Challenging “story mode” LAN and Internet mode Live scores Track editor Dedicated server with HTTP interface More than 30 blocks – Full soundtrack

Download from here:

http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/maniadrive/ManiaDrive-1.2-linux-i386.tar.gz?download

Extract the file… and run maniadrive.sh

As simple as that… and you’ll be running this great game…