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Re: [News] Linux Beats Vista "Ultimate" Edition to It (Animated Wallpaper)

____/ spike1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx on Sunday 16 September 2007 20:46 : \____

> Handover Phist <jason@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> did eloquently scribble:
>> [H]omer :
>>> Verily I say unto thee, that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>>>> Screensaver as a Desktop Wallpaper
>>>> http://geekhacks.com/2007/09/13/screensaver-as-a-desktop-wallpaper/
>>> Ooh that's /old/. X11 has been able to run screensavers in the root
>>> window as long as I can remember. In fact you can display pretty much
>>> anything you want in the root window, including video if you want. The
>>> same thing goes for the root console, using fbdev/vidix (you don't even
>>> need to run X11 to watch a video).
>> Yep, I think I discovered this functionality in about 200[12]. Still a
>> very cool trick.
> Probably evem earlier. what with xearth being able to run in the root
> window.
xsnow back in 2000 over here. 

hat I found amusing was that, in a not-so-recent Vista demo at C|Net, the
feature whereby you have an animated waterfall somewhere in the wallpaper was
seen as a major thing (you must have "Ultimate Edition" though, IIRC).

Don't forget all the noise Microsoft was making about symbolic links and UAC
(AKA sudo, sort of). Microsoft said that UAC was such a good feature that
other operating systems (Mac OS and Linux) should copy it.

                ~~ Best of wishes

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