Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Jun 2008 22:18 UTC
Google "Google has announced the official release of Desktop Gadgets for Linux and is distributing the source code under the open-source Apache software license. Although there are still bugs and the implementation is not yet entirely complete, it works well enough for day-to-day use."
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No use, really...
by Moredhas on Fri 6th Jun 2008 01:33 UTC
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I've never really found a use for widgets, or desklets, or screenlets, or whatever your chosen marketing overlord calls them. I have a clock next to my notification tray. I have an RSS ticker in Firefox (or I did with Firefox 2. I don't know if it's been updated yet). I just don't see a need for widgets. Sure, the KDE desktop is based on them, but what's the use of anything other than the icon widget?

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