I am looking for Horoscope or Astrology software in ubuntu especially for 9.04 or 10.04 version.

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    Is your question about astrology software or is it about upgrading? Please only ask one question at a time. – Martin Owens -doctormo- Nov 15 '10 at 11:51
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    Not to be that guy, but I want to make sure you're aware that Astrology has absolutely no scientific backing. It's not my business what you do on your own time, but I hope that you are under no delusions that it's a real science. – Matthew Nov 15 '10 at 18:39
  • @user6106 I have removed the second question regarding how to upgrade your system. Please Ask that in another question. – Marco Ceppi Nov 17 '10 at 0:45

I just wrote this... Seems like it would be as good as anything else.

if [ $[`expr '(' $RANDOM '*' 2 / 32767 ')'`] -eq 1 ]; then echo "Today will be awesome"; else echo "Back to bed, today will suck"; fi

A shorter version, for Bash:

(($RANDOM % 2)) && echo "Today will be a good day" || echo "Back to bed, today will stink"
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    +1 @oli That's a fantastic implementation. I've actually been able to make it more useful for me -- I hope you don't mind my fork -- by piping all the output to /dev/null. – belacqua Feb 6 '11 at 22:32
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    This should work with any version of Ubuntu. I just tested it on 12.04 and it works like a charm! – Christopher Kyle Horton Jan 13 '12 at 5:21

Add wanda the fish to your gnome-panel, it gives fortunes. If you follow what it tells you, then it works for sure.

Here is a screenshot of the applet in the panel applets list:

And one of the fish telling you your unfortunate future D: (oh no!)

please remember, wanda is a fish... be careful trusting her too much.


Check this http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Desktop-Environment/Screenlets/Horoscope-36983.shtml

This is a screenlet that displays today's forecast from astrology.yahoo.com. You can configure it to show your zodiac in the screenlet.

Hope this helps.


Any horoscope/astrology app is only as good as its input. So you won't find much, there could be something that reads it data back from sites like http://astrology.yahoo.com.

As for your upgrade question, you should upgrade to 9.10 and then to 10.04. The Update Manager (System > Administration > Upgrade Manager) will ask you to upgrade. If it doesn't you might need to update the Software Sources (System > Administration > Software Sources) to warn you about new release. In the Updates tab change the new distribution releases.


openastro.org is a good one.

Here is a tutorial to upgrade from 9.04 to 10.04:


  • The question that was merged here, he was asking how to upgrade from 9.04 to 10.10. – Joshua White Nov 17 '10 at 13:30

Zodiac seemingly works out-of-the box. Screenshot: Screenshot of zodiac chart.

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