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Old 03-20-2015, 11:14 AM   #1
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Are there any software for share dealing on the UK market?
 
Old 03-21-2015, 09:08 PM   #2
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Do you mean, as in the stock market?

Likely not.

Business software, such as CAD, tax software, and the like, is a weak spot in Linux. It's fast-changing because of changes in regulations and laws; requires frequent updates, often on short deadlines; and large development teams. Plus, it's extremely complex and, if you consider how most persons react to accountancy, not particular exciting except to those who do it.

Also, you may have heard the saying that much open source software starts as "developers scratching an itch." Playing music is an itch; that's one reason why Linux has so many media players. Trading stocks, not so much (and, by the time it becomes an itch, they can afford to pay someone else to trade stocks for them!).

There is decent Linux accounting software, such as Gnucash, but it's more oriented to home and small business use than to the enterprise.

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Old 03-22-2015, 04:15 AM   #3
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Thanks for your input. It was very enlightening. Guess I'll just have to go to a broker.
 
Old 03-22-2015, 08:09 PM   #4
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Good luck.

May you always buy low and sell high.
 
  


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