::Webilder. Killer app of the moment

29 12 2006

Webilder is a very cool application for linux that allows you to automatically download photos from flickr and Webshots and set them as your wallpaper.

I don’t have a Webshots account, and haven’t used it in the Windows world for years.  But from what I remember, Webilder is fairly similar to the Webshots idea–minus the bloat, spyware, and bluescreens.  You can’t have everything, though.

I do have a flickr account, and I wanted to find a program that would allow me to automatically download images based on tags–my own and others’–and set them as my wallpaper.  Webilder allows you to download flickr images based on album (set) name, tags, and the username of the person who created them–and automatically rotate through them as your desktop wallpaper. 

It is very slick, very intuitive, and easy to install.

Installation for Debian and Ubuntu users is a snap–add the Webilder repository to your sources.list file and simply apt-get the Webilder package.  Other distributions can download and install from source

Try it.  You’ll like it.






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