konfabulator acquired by yahoo

I just heard the news that Yahoo! acquired Konfabulator, which would have been exciting if I’d known what in tarnation it was. I took a look at Konfabulator, and I’m impressed. It has all sorts of widgets you can put on your desktop, like a calendar, weather, to-do list, CPU usage, Memory usage etc. I’m aware of other tools that do this, but the widgets look great. Here’s a screenshot of a few of them. (Click on the thumbnail for a larger version)

I wonder if something like this is available for Linux.


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  1. Yup, there are a number of things like that for Linux. If you use Gnome, check out gdesklets. If you use KDE, I think Karamba/SuperKaramba does that sort of thing.

    Comment by Levi on July 28, 2005 @ 1:23 pm
  2. Excellent. I thought there might be, but I didn’t know of any. I’m going to go try them out.

    Comment by dan on July 28, 2005 @ 2:47 pm
  3. I seem to remember that *nix did desktop widgets first! I could be wrong though. I only just found out about Konfabulator too, and I’m still browsing the widget gallery – I have a few different ones in Konspose right now, and actually showing on my desktop (but semi-transparent) I have a CPU monitor and the Blogliner widget.

    By the way, if you noticed I unsubscribed from your updates, it’s because I’m back to using Bloglines and don’t need the e-mails anymore. :)

    Comment by Meredith on July 28, 2005 @ 5:59 pm
  4. You could be right, I just hadn’t used them before. I did notice your unsubscribe and assumed you were using RSS feeds, but thanks for verifying that. RSS is the way of the future :)

    Comment by dan on July 28, 2005 @ 6:25 pm

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