LinuxLinks.com
Newbies What Next ? News Forums Calendar

Search





News Sections
Home
General News (3983/0)
Reviews (632/0)
Press Releases (465/0)
Distributions (193/0)
Software (895/0)
Hardware (527/0)
Security (192/0)
Tutorials (350/0)
Off Topic (181/0)


User Functions
Username:

Password:

Don't have an account yet? Sign up as a New User


Events
There are no upcoming events




Conky

Conky

Conky is an open source system monitor that can display just about anything, either on your root desktop or in its own window. Conky has many built-in objects, as well as the ability to execute external programs or scripts (either external or through built-in lua support).

Conky is originally based on torsmo. Since its inception, Conky has changed significantly from its predecessor, while maintaining simplicity and configurability.

Conky can display information either as text, or using simple progress bars and graph widgets, with different fonts and colours. Conky can also be used to gather and display almost any type of information on the user's desktop (as well as in the command line, if one chooses).

 Conky 1.9.0

Price
Free to download

Size
0.6MB
License

GNU GPL, BSD License

Developer
Conky Developers

Website
conky.sourceforge.net

System Requirements
apcupsd
moc
mpd
ncurses
libtinfo

conky-std
libid3tag
libimlib2
libxmmsclient

Support:
Documentation, FAQ, SourceForge Project Page, Conky Configurations, Great Looking Conkies for your Linux desktop, Expert's guide to configuring Conky, ConkyWizard

Selected Reviews:

Features include:

  • Highly configurable
  • Has more than 300 built in objects
    • A wealth of OS stats (uname, uptime, CPU usage, mem usage, disk usage, "top" like process stats, and network monitoring)
  • Built in IMAP and POP3 support
  • Built in support for many music players (MPD, XMMS2, BMPx, Audacious)
  • Can be extended using built in Lua support, or any of your own scripts and programs
  • Built in Imlib2 and Cairo bindings for arbitrary drawing with Lua, which allows you to draw directly to Conky's window using Cairo and/or Imlib2
  • Can draw to the root window or runs in a windowed mode
  • Supports ARGB transparency, aka "Real" transparency
  • Command line "pause" flag

Conky in action

Conky in action

Return to Alternatives to the Top Utility Home Page

Bookmark and Share


Last Updated Tuesday, November 04 2014 @ 03:52 AM EST


We have written a range of guides highlighting excellent free books for popular programming languages. Check out the following guides: C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, CoffeeScript, HTML, Python, Ruby, Perl, Haskell, PHP, Lisp, R, Prolog, Scala, Scheme, Forth, SQL, Node.js (new), Fortran (new), Erlang (new), Pascal (new), and Ada (new).


Group Tests
All Group Tests

Top Free Software
5 Office Suites
7 Document Processors
6 Lean Desktops
6 Desktop Search
9 Project Management
9 Groupware Apps
14 File Managers
10 Databases
21 Backup Tools
21 DVD Tools
21 Window Managers
21 Productivity Tools
9 Terminal Emulators
21 Financial Tools
21 Text Editors
21 Video Emulators
21 Home Emulators
42 Graphics Apps
6 CAD Apps
42 Scientific Apps
10 Web Browsers
42 Email Apps
12 Instant Messaging
10 IRC Clients
7 Twitter Clients
12 News Aggregators
11 VoIP Apps
11 Remote Display Apps
42 Best Games
42 More Games
21 More Games
21 Notable Games (1)
21 Notable Games (2)
21 Notable Games (3)
8 ASCII Games
9 Educational Games
42 Audio Apps
42 Video Apps
6 Screencasting Apps
80 Security Apps
9 System Monitoring
6 Family History Apps
11 PDF Tools
6 Music Servers
6 Collection Managers
7 Calculator Apps
8 Geometry Apps
Free Console Apps
14 Multimedia
Programming
8 Compilers
9 IDEs
9 Debuggers
7 Revision Control Apps
6 Doc Generators
'Free' Proprietary
21 Closed-Source Apps
Top Commercial Apps
42 Games
Free Web Software
21 Web CMS
14 Wiki Engines
8 Blog Apps
6 eCommerce Apps
5 Human Resource Apps
10 ERP
10 CRM
6 Data Warehouse Apps
8 Business Intelligence
6 Point-of-Sale

All Group Tests

Other Articles
Migrating from Windows
Back up your data
Distribution Guide
Distro Portal Pages
20 Free Linux Books
Running Linux Under Windows


Older Stories
Friday 12/12
  • Alpine 3.1.0 released (0)
  • Empire: Total War Launches on Linux (0)

  • Thursday 12/11
  • 6-Way Winter 2014 Linux Distribution Comparison (0)
  • Review: 6 business-class Chromebooks test their mettle (0)

  • Wednesday 12/10
  • Canonical Launches “Snappy” Edition Of Ubuntu Core For Container Farms (0)
  • Puzzle GNU/Linux: Integrated Pieces Create an Intriguing OS (0)

  • Tuesday 12/09
  • Nginx Raises M to Advance Web Server Technology (0)
  • It’s Here! Announcing Fedora 21! (0)
  • The Ultimate Windows 8.1 And Ubuntu Dual Boot Guide (0)

  • Monday 12/08
  • How to Manually Install NVIDIA Beta Drivers in Ubuntu (0)


  • Vote

    What Linux distribution do you run on your main computer?

    Debian
    Fedora
    Mint
    Slackware
    openSuSE
    Arch
    Ubuntu
    Redhat
    Mageia
    CentOS
    FreeBSD
    Results
    49 votes | 3 comments

    Built with GeekLog and phpBB
    Comments to the webmaster are welcome
    Copyright 2009 LinuxLinks.com - All rights reserved