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BgInfo Alternatives for Linux

BgInfo is not available for Linux but there are some 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 five of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to BgInfo are GKrellM, nwg-wrapper, KDE Plasma Workspaces and BGINFO4X.

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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  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows

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  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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    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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    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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    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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    BGINFO4X

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Windows S

    BGINFO for X, also called BGINFO4X, is a clone of the popular program BGINFO for Windows created by Sysinternals.

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    Discontinued

    last post or update 2014

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