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The method I’m using right now on my iBook is from this blog post.  I’m using Debian Linux, FEH, and a shared folder. On my PC, I have mapped the iBook’s shared folder to a drive letter and I simply drop the desired images.

FEH is pretty basic and easy to use – important for me since I have little Linux experience.  It does stop when it finds random Picasa files that copied over by accident but that’s my fault.  FEH does have some display options as well as some, well, I guess they’re called plugins, like unclutter – which removes the mouse from your screen.

Installing Linux can be a bit of a pain, but once it’s working – it really is fire and forget.  Occasional software updates aside, you will almost never have to break the slideshow (using a shared folder and uploading via Wi-Fi), ever.

Using Linux and FEH is probably the best way to show images in a local environment.  Don’t have wireless? Just upload via USB and you’re good to go.

In my research, I did find other scripts that allow you to get real fancy. Like overlay an RSS feed on top of your images. Or auto rotate images from those pesky orientation sensing cameras. I’ll pull them in as I find them.

I’ll go into Linux some more later, but if you’re already on it, give FEH a go. If anything, it will be your default image slideshow app while you find something that works better for you.

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