Widgets on Ubuntu

Windows Vista has gadgets, Mac OS X has widgets, KDE users have plasmoids, but what if your an Ubuntu user? Don’t worry, you have a number of opinions, you just have to install them yourself.

gDesklets -

The first option I looked at was gDesklets. A huge number can be installed just by navigating through the sidebar at the right or you can look on the gDesklets site.

Screenlets -

Screenlets, like gDesklets, can be installed through Add/Remove if your on Intrepid.

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