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[SLUG] Gnome Stock Ticker and Supplementary Question
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- Subject: [SLUG] Gnome Stock Ticker and Supplementary Question
- From: Leslie Katz <lesliek@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2006 12:58:28 +1100
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Thank you to those who pointed out my ^ mistake when attempting to add
individual stocks to the Gnome Stock Ticker.
Thanks also to those who referred to other applications. One of those
Gnome Stock Ticker-like applications, Invest, has requirements that my
system doesn't satisfy. For those interested, I can add a reference to
another Gnome Stock Ticker alternative called Pyt!ck. My system doesn't
satisfy its requirements either.
The fact that I can't try those alternatives leads to my supplementary
I started using Linux when Fedora Core 3 was relatively new, say a year
ago. I've now got to the stage that I use Linux almost exclusively. (I
leave it for about a minute a day to update an Excel workbook that has a
chart in it that I can't convert to Linux.) The fact that I rely on
Linux for virtually everything has made me afraid to upgrade my
distribution to Fedora Core 4, even though it would permit me to try
things like Invest or Pyt!ck. I'm worried about loss of data, about loss
of settings in applications common to both 3 and 4 and about loss of
applications that I've installed that weren't part of Fedora Core 3.
In one sense, I could stay where I am forever now, since everything is
now working well, subject to trivial things like Gnome Stock Ticker not
working as I'd like. At the same time, I'd like to be able to try out
Do people have views about the harm-potential of my upgrading? Am I
right to be fearful?