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Free Republic included in new desktop wallpaper
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Posted on 08/24/2004 11:26:09 AM PDT by jcsmonogram
A couple of months ago, we rolled out G.O.P. Portal Interactive Wallpaper, powered by Deskpops. And the response was incredible. Thousands of news junkies realized they could keep up with the latest news from Newsmax, WorldNetDaily and more, right on their desktops...and we mean RIGHT ON THEIR DESKTOPS!
But now, we've made a great service even better!
Instead of 5 news sources, G.O.P. Portal Interactive Wallpaper now features over 70 sources, including Free Republic, Newsmax, WorldNetDaily, Steyn Online, The Christian Science Monitor and more. You can also find the latest news from the Bush-Cheney 04 Campaign and raw news feeds from AP and Reuters. Plus, the latest from some of America's top conservative bloggers, like Roger L. Simon and Captain's Quarters.
All totalled, you'll have access to thousands of news headlines in one place, updated regularly throughout the day. And just a click to one of the headlines opens the story in your browser for quick reading.
Get Deskpops Now!
Deskpops requires a broadband (DSL, Cable Modem, T1, T3) connection and Windows 98, ME, 2000 or XP. Deskpops won't slow your computer down or cause any conflicts with your current software. It works silently in the background, fetching content and bringing it to your desktop. It couldn't be easier, and it couldn't be cooler.
And current users of G.O.P. Portal Interactive Wallpaper don't have to do anything, the update happens automatically.
Best of all, it's absolutely free!
Get Deskpops Now!
TOPICS: Front Page News; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: computer; freerepublic; tech
Cool program for news junkies just made better for Freepers.
Thanks for the info. Looks like it's something to explore. I do have a couple of questions, though. You know of any SpyWare type programs that might be hiding in this thing? Anybody else know of anything harmful in this program. I an very leery of any of these "free" programs that seem to come back and bite me. Thanks.
posted on 08/24/2004 11:32:09 AM PDT
(Combat Apple '69)
just downloaded it looks great and wow lots of news.and I love that FR is on there. thanks for letting us know about this.
posted on 08/24/2004 11:32:15 AM PDT
(Sayyyyyy....isn't disingenuous dissembler just a fancy way of saying your a LIAR???)
posted on 08/24/2004 11:32:43 AM PDT
Downside... my wide-screen resolution isn't supported (left a bar on the side) and being on the desktop, I cannot see while working (I use everything maximized).
Looked cool though -- others might like it.
posted on 08/24/2004 11:34:34 AM PDT
(Christian First, American Second (Conservative Anti-Smoker))
posted on 08/24/2004 11:35:17 AM PDT
(<a href="http://www.michaelmoore.com" target="_blank">Hatriotism)
You know of any SpyWare type programs that might be hiding in this thing?
There's no spyware or anything. I've run Adaware and Spybot Search & Destroy on it. It's free but it's got a banner ad on it.
posted on 08/24/2004 11:35:37 AM PDT
(Nuke the peace weenies!)
Cool, thanks. Banner ads are ok, they gotta pay for it someway. Cheers and off I go to download!
posted on 08/24/2004 11:42:37 AM PDT
(Combat Apple '69)
If you have FR you have it all. No need for any other source of news and information.
posted on 08/24/2004 11:47:12 AM PDT
(WAR IS THE REMEDY OUR ENEMIES HAVE CHOSEN)
posted on 08/24/2004 11:53:40 AM PDT
(Bill Clinton has just signed to be the national spokesman for Hummer..)
Because I know I'll get flamed if I posted a whole thread about Democrat Underground, I thought I'd find the most recent thread about Free Republic and post this: I was doing recon work over there and laughed aloud when I saw them use this subject line in a call-to-action/email an editor thread:
FREEP this Witch!
ROFLOL! They HATE us, yet they're using our Lexicon!!!
posted on 08/24/2004 12:19:47 PM PDT
(Mingus has again opined. Like any cat, she doesn't really care what YOU think.)
To: Chinito; John Robinson
You know of any SpyWare type programs that might be hiding in this thing? Anybody else know of anything harmful in this program.
It uses Internet Explorer. Therefore, unsafe at any speed. There's nothing wrong with trying to do this except that IE is so vulnerable and so heavily targetted.
Maybe they'll have the time to make a plugin for Mozilla/Firefox. It's not like making a web page into a live newsfeed is so earthshaking anyway. In order to see it, you have to minimize your regular work. And if you're not working and just browsing, it's much better to control all this via a browser window.
I get much the same effect by using tabbed browsing in Firefox.
However, the real import of this wallpaper is that FreeRepublic generates probably a hundred times as much content as the other four sources combined.
It would be more accurate to simply call this 'FreeRepublic wallpaper'. Especially since the best content of those other sites is already available on FR itself. It is the branding of it with the GOP im
I think that perhaps the Robinsons are to be congratulated on this. It's something of a milestone in FR's visibility. FR, as a co-branding partner of DeskPops, can only benefit.
OMG - that's hysterical!! Freep this witch! Ha!
posted on 08/24/2004 1:22:03 PM PDT
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