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Old 03-26-2005, 08:47 AM   #1
Registered: Aug 2004
Distribution: Kubuntu 7.04
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cool desktop features - how?

OK, so I've seen some nice screenies with some cool desktop progs like:
- displaying weather on the desktop
- displaying system specs
- calendar
- yellow post-it notes which you 'glue' to your desktop for an easy reminder of things
- other gadgets

My question: how do I go about setting it up? Or, where can I downloads these programmes? I have no idea.
Old 03-26-2005, 09:02 AM   #2
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Pennsylvania USA
Distribution: SuSE
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superkarumba + liquidweather theme for desktop weather applet
gkrellm for system specs,and it's capable of more than just that.

i would start here and add sources to download from.
Old 03-26-2005, 09:28 AM   #3
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Location: Michigan USA
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Mandrake had KDE desktop as a default so I assume you have Kontact installed. Go to applictions->internet->mail->kontact or from terminal comand line type "kontact". You will open a program that has alot of the same features you are looking for.
Old 03-26-2005, 09:53 AM   #4
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gdesklets are the same thing if you're not fond of kde apps.


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