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developerWorks: Create Fancy On-Screen Displays with Ghosd and Perl

Feb 19, 2007, 05:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nathan Harrington)

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"On-screen displays for Windows and Linux graphical desktops have been around for years. Recent advances in frameless transparent windows for your Linux desktop has opened up another level of graphical capabilities. With anti-aliased fonts, true color, drop shadows, transparency, and image file loading, Ghosd gives you the capability for implementing the next level of on-screen displays.

"Using Perl and some custom compiled Ghosd programs, I'll show you how to implement your own event notification system. With some simple keyword matching and a client-server setup, you can receive on-screen type notifications of all your systems, remote or local..."

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