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    Senior Member hesperus's Avatar
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    Konfabulator! now freeware

    Yahoo has acquired Konfabulator and is distributing it as freeware. Don't know how well known this little program is, was mentioned only once in passing the in forums. Looks very cool.

    What Is Konfabulator?

    Konfabulator is a JavaScript runtime engine for Windows and Mac OS X that lets you run little files called Widgets that can do pretty much whatever you want them to. Widgets can be alarm clocks, calculators, can tell you your WiFi signal strength, will fetch the latest stock quotes for your preferred symbols, and even give your current local weather.

    What sets Konfabulator apart from other scripting applications is that it takes full advantage of today's advanced graphics. This allows Widgets to blend fluidly into your desktop without the constraints of traditional window borders. Toss in some sliding and fading, and these little guys are right at home in Windows XP and Mac OS X.

    The format for these Widgets is completely open and easy to learn so creating your own Widgets is an extremely easy task.

    For the "skinning" crowd, Konfabulator is a dream come true. You can easily change the look, feel, layout, even functionality of a Widget so that it matches your lifestyle, your desktop, or the pants or skirt you have on that day.
    A Little History...

    Some time in early 2000 Arlo Rose came up with an idea for a cool little application. It would use XML to structure images, and a scriptable language, like Perl, in such a way that someone who knew the basics of Perl could put together cool little mini-applications. The goal was that these mini-applications would just sit around on your desktop looking pretty, while providing useful feedback.

    All he ever really wanted was to have a cool looking battery monitor and something that told him the weather, but he knew the possibilities for something like this could potentially be limitless.

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    Now, RFC Compliant! Noia's Avatar
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    Sweet, I personaly loved konfabulator when I tried it, how ever, that was when it was shareware....some 14 months ago, so if its freeware now, then Id highly recomend it....its like gDesklets for windows
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    AO Veteran NeuTron's Avatar
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    Sweet App! Cant believe I haven't seen this before...thanks, hesperus

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