Best BGINFO4X Alternatives in 2020

    BGINFO4X is described as 'BGINFO for X, also called BGINFO4X, is a clone of the popular program BGINFO for Windows created by Sysinternals' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are nine alternatives to BGINFO4X for Windows, Linux, Mac and BSD. The best alternative is Conky, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like BGINFO4X are GKrellM (Free, Open Source), Desktop Info (Free), BgInfo (Free) and KDE Plasma Workspaces (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 23, 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. 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.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      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...
    4. Plasma Workspaces is the umbrella term for all graphical environments provided by KDE. Plasma separates components into "data engines" and their visualization counterparts.

      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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    5. 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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    6. Nerdtool allows you to display many things directly on top of your desktop; weather reports, headline news, and system vitals are just a few uses.

      Discontinued

      Still works, but hasn't been updated in about ten years.

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    7. 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.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      WPInfo displays system information on the Windows wallpaper. It works similarly to BGInfo from SysInternals but it adds a few unique features: - Picks the background image most appropriate for the current screen resolution from a configured folder.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 1.1.0 beta1, released in April 2015, can be still downloaded from GitHub.

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