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12 Dec 2009, 6:08 pm

Any good program for Ubuntu that has a analog desktop clock, weather forecast widget and other useful widgets. Something that will run good on computers with only 256MB Ram and so on. Used google desktop before but its only for windows and its a memory hog. Taking up hundreds of MB's of memory.



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12 Dec 2009, 8:44 pm

Not sure what to do about the memory hog, but it runs on windows in 512 mb RAM, it on Ubuntu should run it OK on 256mb. Heres the linux version download.


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13 Dec 2009, 6:53 am

What about conky? You can customize it to show all sorts of things. I thought about doing a liveCD with it installed so I could gather system stats... but I dont fix enough machines to justify.

http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/ ... ent=103699

How-to for conky - its no harder than html

http://www.ubuntugeek.com/conky-a-light ... stems.html

The ubuntu forums has a great thread on the topic too.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=6365702

Lifehacker featured it too. http://lifehacker.com/5068294/beautiful ... onky-setup Make sure you look here for some great photos.

cheat sheet for conky variables here... http://conky.sourceforge.net/variables.html


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18 Dec 2009, 5:28 am

Try screenlets. It's in the Ubuntu repos, integrates well in the Gnome desktop and has plenty of widgets including the ones you mentioned.



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18 Dec 2009, 5:55 am

scubasteve wrote:
Try screenlets. It's in the Ubuntu repos, integrates well in the Gnome desktop and has plenty of widgets including the ones you mentioned.


Donno, screenlets are on the way out I think.


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18 Dec 2009, 10:23 am

GKrellM

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Available here, or since you're using Ubuntu, just Sudo + AptGet install GKrellM


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