For years I wanted to run the personal finance manager
on Windows - in my opinion, it is way better than Microsoft Money or Quicken. Unfortunately, it was only available under Unix. But it seems that now, with the release of version 2 of the application, it is possible to
it on Win32. So in a few months we might have a stable port of Gnucash for Windows.
If we believe the
, Fedora Core 6 should be with us this Tuesday. In the past the Fedora team honored their own deadlines, so hopefully we will enjoy a new rollout of the wonderful Linux distribution.
article on BBC
, published in 2000, but still relevant today, shows, how automobile fuel is taxed in the United Kingdom. The current duty figures, somewhere between 70% and 80%, are among the highest in the world and can explain, why petrol is so expensive in the country, despite the fact that there are oil fields in the North sea.
article on BBC
cites an interview with the former Sony executive whines, that the Japanese industry is losing to competition, mainly from US. But reading into the article further reveals, that the main victim of the battle between Sony, Apple and Microsoft is actually the executive himself, who apparently didn't get along well with the newly appointed welsh replacement.
For testing purposes a colleague of mine selected an LSE stock at random. The lucky winner was CRT.L - Chariot Plc, the new lottery runner, which failed miserably during the first public sale of its tickets. Having the luxury of Reuters feed on my workstation, I could easily check, that the new threat to Camelot started around 180 pence per share when they had their IPO in February, but today …