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Microsoft gets into the gadget business
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Published on 09/15/2005
 
Microsoft announced at PDC today that it is getting into the "gadget" business putting it in direct competition from a feature stand point with Apple's Dashboard and Yahoo's Widgets (Konfabulator).

Microsoft gets into the gadget business

Gadgets, like widgets, are mini-applications that typically provide useful information or perform very simple desktop functionality. However, unlike widgets, they do not require a widget enabling program (i.e. such as Konfabulator, DesktopX Standard, Kapsules, etc.). They are stand-alone programs requiring on additional downloads.

These gadgets will be in Windows VISTA.

http://microsoftgadgets.com/default.aspx