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Linux Candy: eDEX-UI – sci-fi computer terminal emulator and system monitor

Last Updated on May 25, 2022

Who loves eye candy? Don’t be shy — you can raise both hands!!

Linux Candy is a series of articles covering interesting eye candy software. We only feature open source software in this series.

Some of the programs in this series are purely cosmetic, frivolous pieces of fun. Candy at their finest. But we also include some programs that aren’t purely decorative. eDEX-UI is one such example. It’s certainly not a traditional program though.

eDEX-UI is an open source terminal emulator and system monitor which does things very different. It’s inspired by the TRON Legacy movie effects.

It uses Electron, so don’t expect it to be lightweight.


The developer provides an AppImage which makes it easy to run the software whatever distribution you prefer. AppImage is a format for distributing portable software on Linux without needing superuser permissions to install the application. All that’s required is to download the AppImage, and make the file executable by typing:

$ chmod u+x ./eDEX-UI.Linux.x86_64.AppImage

You’ve got the full source code available if you don’t like AppImage or there’s no package available for your distribution. There’s a package in the Arch User Repository which is handy for Arch and Arch-based distros.

eDEX-UI is cross platform software. Besides support for Linux, it also runs under Mac OS X and Windows.

Next page: Page 2 – In Operation

Pages in this article:
Page 1 – Introduction / Installation
Page 2 – In Operation
Page 3 – Summary

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