Have been reading about how WebSphere Portal will be supporting Google Gadgets. eWeek has written a great article on it – IBM Links Google Gadgets to WebSphere Portal.
I know its a bit early but I started to investigate what does this mean.
According to Google Code, there are two types of Gadgets:
- Universal Gadgets – Works with the Google homepage, Google Desktop, or your own webpage;and
- Desktop Gadgets – Works with Google Desktop.
Google Desktop only works on Microsoft Windows. I’d love it to work on my Linux desktop as well. Does anyone know if this is going to happen? SuSe Linux Enterprise Desktop supports .NET through Project Mono.
Now I know Google Univeral Gadgets will work on linux, because i’ve tried them, so I’d be confident in saying that these would work through WebSphere Portal on my linux desktop.
Can anyone from IBM or Google add some colour here?
Will I finally be able to decomission all my Windows desktops or not?