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BgInfo is described as 'How many times have you walked up to a system in your office and needed to click through several diagnostic windows to remind yourself of important aspects of its configuration, such as its name, IP address, or operating system version If you manage multiple computers you' and is a system information utility in the os & utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to BgInfo for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is Rainmeter, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like BgInfo are Conky, Desktop Info, GKrellM and Moo0 System Monitor.

BgInfo alternatives are mainly System Information Utilities but may also be Desktop Customization Tools or Network Monitors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of BgInfo.
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  1. Rainmeter allows you to display customizable skins on your desktop, from hardware usage meters to fully functional audio visualizers. You are only limited by your imagination and creativity.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableRainmeter is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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    Most users think Rainmeter is a great alternative to BgInfo.

    bginfo is light weight system information very useful for systems admins. Rainmeter is more for desktop environments.

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  2. Conky is a free, light-weight system monitor for X, that displays any kind of information on your desktop. Originally a fork of Torsmo, Conkys torsmo-based code is BSD licensed. New code in Conky has been licensed under the GPL 3.0.

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    Desktop Info

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    This little application displays system information on your desktop in a similar way to some other desktop information tools. Unlike others, this application looks like wallpaper but stays resident in memory and continues to update the display in real time.

    ⚫︎ PortableDesktop Info can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    ...appears on desktop
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    Almost everyone thinks Desktop Info is a great alternative to BgInfo.
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    GKrellM

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    GKrellM is a single process stack of system monitors which supports applying themes to match its appearance to your window manager, Gtk, or any other theme.

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  5. Lets you keep your eye on system resource usages of your PC. It supports 43 kinds of information including CPU, Memory, Network, and detailed HDD usages, so you may discover what's limiting your system performance in each occasion.

    ⚫︎ PortableMoo0 System Monitor can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  6. Venmon is a compact size system monitoring utility and multi-ping tool for Windows. It can monitor system memory, processor, battery life, uptime, idle time, network traffic, and drives.

    ⚫︎ PortableVenmon can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    nwg-wrapper

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Wayland

    This program is a GTK3-based wrapper to display a script output, or a text file content on the desktop in sway or other wlroots-based compositors. It uses the gtk-layer-shell library to place the window on the bottom layer.

    ⚫︎ Customizablenwg-wrapper is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingnwg-wrapper supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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    Particulars

    • Mac

    Particulars displays system information about your Mac. It shows computer name, model name, serial number, CPU, RAM, graphics card, OS version, Server version, current user, uptime, disk space, and network configuration.

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    KDE Plasma Workspaces

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Plasma Workspaces is the umbrella term for all graphical environments provided by KDE. Plasma separates components into "data engines" and their visualization counterparts.

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    Discontinued

    The term "KDE Plasma Workspaces" is no longer in use anywhere with the release of KDE Plasma 5 in 2014. It has been broken up into multiple components; the important ones are already in the AlternativeTo database (e.g. KDE Plasma).

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    AveDesk

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    AveDesk is a program that will give you the possibility to have icons on your desktop which could update themselves. Each icon of Avedesk is in fact a desklet, a little plug-in that can virtually do anything.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableAveDesk is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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