Popup Fortune displays fortunes on your root X window.
Version: 2Popup Fortune is a python application which takes over your root window and displays on it output of the 'fortune' program in boxes (or whatever program you specify).
Operating System: Linux
It is very much a work in progress, but I find it enjoyable to leave running, and if you do too, great.
Popup Fortune is released under the terms of the GNU GPL.
Python and X are required. Python-Xlib is also needed, but I am currently including that in the tarball, since, to my knowledge, packages for that are not too common.
In addition, if you do not specify a different command, the default is 'fortune', so you will need that too.