BgInfo Alternatives for Linux

    BgInfo is not available for Linux but there are a few alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Conky, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to BgInfo and four of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to BgInfo are GKrellM (Free, Open Source), KDE Plasma Workspaces (Free, Open Source) and BGINFO4X (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 14, 2021

    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. Plasma Workspaces is the umbrella term for all graphical environments provided by KDE. Plasma separates components into "data engines" and their visualization counterparts.


      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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      BGINFO for X, also called BGINFO4X, is a clone of the popular program BGINFO for Windows created by Sysinternals. You can refer it as BGINFO for Linux, BGINFO for Unix, or BGINFO for X-Windows, which has derived to BGINFO4X (BGINFO for X).


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