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lunaluna
April 24th, 2008, 08:30 AM
desklets & screenlets... what is the difference?

where can i download them?(please an official link)

also is there a desklet/screenlet where i can see content from a widget( code) as seen in google/netvibes/pageflakes?

Tatty
April 24th, 2008, 08:33 AM
they are pretty much the same thing, just two different packages doing the same thing essentially.

Personally i prefer screenlets

gdesklets are available in the repos.

screenlets are available on www.getdeb.net

Vicfred
April 24th, 2008, 08:36 AM
For GNOME here:
http://www.gnome-look.org/

lunaluna
April 24th, 2008, 09:12 AM
are there any security risks i might consider?

Tatty
April 24th, 2008, 09:14 AM
are there any security risks i might consider?

From what?

lunaluna
April 24th, 2008, 09:23 AM
From what?

i don't know just asking...

and what about widget codes from varius sites(?)-is there a screenlet/desklet
for that kind of job?

Ub1476
April 24th, 2008, 10:18 AM
Screenlets can use google gadgets and some super karamba screenlets. And its native screenlets of course. I believe all screenlets/desklets/gadgets are open-source, so probably no security problems.

rouge568
April 24th, 2008, 12:46 PM
You can also use widgets off of google gadgets with screenlets. See here (http://tombuntu.com/index.php/2008/04/08/google-gadgets-and-web-widgets-on-your-desktop-with-screenlets/) for details.