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Slashdash is the perfect dashboard widget for the Slashdot obsessed Apple toting geek. Slashdash provides a quick 5 newest articles glance on your OS 10.4 dashboard. Simply click the Slashdash icon in your widget tray, and you will have a small Slashdot themed widget window that will update every 30 minutes automatically. Click the article title and the article will open in your Safari Browser.

Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger is required. If you’re using Safari, click the Slashdash icon above for a demo of the Slashdash widget, link opens a new window. Click here to download. When the widget download is complete, show Dashboard, click the Plus sign to display the Widget Bar and click the widget’s icon in the Widget Bar to open it. If you’re using a browser other than Safari, click the download link. When the widget download is complete, unarchive it and place it in /Library/Widgets/ in your home folder. show Dashboard, click the Plus sign to display the Widget Bar and click the widget’s icon in the Widget Bar to open it. To remove Slashdash, simply remove Slashdash.wdgt from your Widgets folder (Or the system Widgets folder if you installed it there).

Special thanks to the Slashdot team for allowing me to borrow heavily from them for my widget theme.

Slashdash is Copyright 2005 Softcentral authored by Brian Tabone, and is licensed under the GNU General Public License.

Thanks to Bernie Estavillo for contributing significant improvements to the code and for adding the rear widget panel