Archive for July 26th, 2005

Yahoo! buys Konfabulator

Tuesday, July 26th, 2005

Great news!
From WoodenFish, I just learnt that Konfabulator was purchased by Yahoo!. The new release 2.1 is now FREE! :]

Konfabulator goes Yahoo!

For those who haven’t heard about Konfabulator: it is a super cool desktop widget manager for Windows and Mac OS X. Yes, I said widget, like the ones in Apple’s Dashboard bundled in the Tiger.

The coolest thing about Konfabulator is that it supports the Windows XP as well as Mac OS X. All the widgets are written in Javascript and cross-platform! So you can get some of that Mac visual style on your dull Windows desktop. Does that sound exciting?

At least I am very excited about the news. With the release of Apple Tiger, I thought Konfabulator will lose quite a lot of users just due to the fact that it is not free and the Dashboard is bundled with the Tiger. Now, with Yahoo!‘s promise to keep the software free of charge, we can expect a much wider spread. I can’t wait to see more fancy widgets now!