Linux users get Google Gadgets

Google Gadgets for Linux are compatible with those written for Google Desktop for Windows and the 'Universal Gadgets'

Google Gadgets are now available for Linux users.

Until now Google's mini-applications that when used with Google Desktop can be placed anywhere on your PC's desktop have been available only on Windows and Mac OS X systems.

Jim Zhuang, of Google's software engineering team, said in a blog posting: "Since releasing Google Desktop for Linux, we've added almost all of our most requested features, but for one major exception: Desktop Gadgets."

"Gadget support is not just a single feature, but rather an entire platform for miniature applications. It's a complex undertaking, but we're now putting the finishing touches on the product."

According to Zhuang, Google Gadgets for Linux are compatible with those written for Google Desktop for Windows and the 'Universal Gadgets' on iGoogle ensuring "a large library of existing gadgets [is] immediately available to Linux users."

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