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KCAD: Kontrol-Alt-Delete
Copyright © 2001, Flaming Sword Productions
Released into the Public Domain, Terms Subject to the BSD License

KCAD (Kontrol-Alt-Delete) is a somewhat sarcastic screensaver for KDE. It is intended for those of you who are stuck with BOFH-type bosses who insist on running Windows NT. This screensaver should assist you in appeasing their Microsoft-enhanced sensibilities. By default, KCAD looks just very KDE-ish, but with a little bit of configuration-editing, it will fool 99% of the Bosses out there.

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Installing KCad

  • tar xzfv kcad-1.00.tgz
  • cd kcad-1.00
  • ./configure (on FreeBSD: --prefix=/usr/local --with-qt-includes=/usr/X11R6/include/qt2)
  • make (on FreeBSD: gmake)
  • (become root)
  • [g]make install

Using the Secret KCAD Boss Deflector
In order to make KCAD look like it does in the second screenshot above, you must create a configuration file for KCAD. Put the following text in the file $HOME/.kde/share/config/kcad.kss:


Voila! That's all there is to it! Consider your boss fooled!

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