Xsnow is a desktop toy that was originally created as a virtual greeting card for Macintosh systems back in 1984. In 1993, the concept was ported to the X Window System as Xsnow, and was included on a number of Linux distributions in the late 1990s.
Did you lives at a place where you can observed the snow drops? I don’t, thats why I urge to see snow flakes drops from the sky. To fulfill my tiny little hope, I bring snow drops to my desktop.
xsnow is an eye candy that brings Christmas feel to your desktop and yet it doesn’t use much CPU resources, you can observe gkrellm at the screenshot.
To run xsnow, simply do this:
By default, you we see the trees are scatter on your desktop and Santa riding reindeer flying over the sky. Well at my screenshot, you do not see that, because I turn it off. Yes! there are a lots of options for you to constructs the snow drops.
$ xsnow -h Usage: xsnow [options] Options: -display
-sc -tc -bg -solidbg (Performance improvement!) -snowflakes -delay -unsmooth -whirl -nowind -windtimer
And my line is
xsnow -notrees -nosanta
At last, I would like to take this opportunities to offers the simple phrase, a phrase from my hearts that its been said many times, many ways, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you. Thanks for your support to Linux by Examples, I will try harder to cover more interesting commands next year.