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News – Scrolling RSS ticker for your desktop

Stay up-to-date with the latest news from your favourite feeds directly on your desktop with News – an Open Source RSS ticker for Linux.

The RSS ticker – a thin bar displaying scrolling news feed items your desktop – is light and an extensive set of preferences lets you control the scrolling speed, update, fonts, bar size, transparency, colours, and a whole lot more.

You’ll certainly want to dive into these; the default settings for font, scroll speed and bar size were all rather dizzying on my desktop. A couple of tweaks later and it was looking find – as pictured above.

The default feed is provided by BBC News but this can be changed via ‘File > Open RSS feed’.

Download (.deb) @ newsrssticker.com/download