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Windows 10 Here


If you read my previous post I commented on Windows 10 and how some of the Jyotish Tools users found the program works OK. Yesterday I got a new Windows machine to replace a 5 year old desktop. The new machine has Windows 10 so I downloaded and installed Jyotish Tools with no problem. I just did the standard install and no compatibility settings and it ran fine. The program though is over 12 years old and was built on an very old version of Visual Studio.

Oh Dear! Windows 10 is Here!


People like shiny new things and some of us can’t resist having the latest thing. Windows 10 has been launched by Microsoft. Does it work with Jyotish Tools for Windows? Well so far one user reports it didn’t launch but another reports it did but was asking for the key each time. By the second report we can see it does run on Windows 10 and the solution there is to get a fresh download which will resolve the key prompt.



There have been some recent updates to JyotishTools Android apps. The Atlas now allows All Continents to be selected. This will automatically search all continents and countries for a location. For instance if you enter Paris you will get a list of locations with Paris as it’s name or part of it’s name regardless of country. This add a little more to the search time but with most devices imperceivable. Also available on Tropical Skies.

Don't We Love Time Zones?


It’s that time again in the US when clocks in most states will have to “spring forward” or add an hour for Daylight Saving Time. It effects all states except Arizona, who voted not to observe it and Hawaii which is too near the equator for it to make any sense. The latter is true of most countries in the tropics. Makes life easier. Time zones are the bane of astrologers existence.

The New Online Horoscope


Though I debuted the new online horoscope as a beta last fall it is now taken over as the Online Horoscope at JyotishTools.com. Unlike the old online horoscope it produces a chart using Scalable Vector Graphics which are clean and clear regardless of screen resolution. It is also integrated into the chart display as HTML5 so that you can save the chart offline or print it. The new chart also offers an atlas for locations of 15,000 or more population.