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    Hello... I'm new here!

    Hello! I am about as new to Linux as they come. I really wanted to learn something new about computers so I thought Linux would be different. Ubuntu is installed and working fine to the best of my knowledge. I have been finding my way around pretty well!

    The first of probably many questions... I see people that have windows on their desktop that have the weather, a clock, the news... things like that. What are they called and where can I get them? Thanks!

    Jon

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    Re: Hello... I'm new here!

    Hello Jon
    I'm New to the forum too.
    Have you tried the top, left menu - Applications > Add Applications ?
    There you can find many choices of additional applications to add to the menu.
    Hope it helps .
    JWM

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    Re: Hello... I'm new here!

    I believe what you're looking for is gDesklets. You can find the package in Synaptic (System->Administration->Synaptic package manager, use ctrl+f to search, search for gDesklets and install whatever it throws at you). You can now start gDesklets from Applications->Accesories->gDesklets. You can get additional desklets (such as weather displays, system load displays, uptime displays and such) at http://gdesklets.gnomedesktop.org/ and http://www.gdesklets.org/

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    Re: Hello... I'm new here!

    Thanks. Those are what I was looking for.

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