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Best BGINFO4X Alternatives

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 a system information utility in the os & utilities category. There are more than 10 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, Desktop Info, BgInfo and Eww.

BGINFO4X alternatives are mainly System Information Utilities but may also be Desktop Customization Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of BGINFO4X.
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BGINFO for X, also called BGINFO4X, is a clone of the popular program BGINFO for Windows created by Sysinternals.

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  1. Conky icon

    Conky

    • Linux
    • BSD
    22 alternatives to Conky 

    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 icon

    GKrellM

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    18 alternatives to GKrellM 

    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. Desktop Info icon

    Desktop Info

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    18 alternatives to Desktop Info 

    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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    1.  PortableDesktop Info can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  4. BgInfo icon

    BgInfo

    16 alternatives to BgInfo 

    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...

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  5. Eww icon

    Eww

    29 alternatives to Eww 

    Elkowars Wacky Widgets is a standalone widget system made in Rust that allows you to implement your own, custom widgets in any window manager.

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    1.  Support for scriptingEww supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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    AveDesk

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    13 alternatives to AveDesk 

    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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    KDE Plasma Workspaces

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    11 alternatives to KDE Plasma Workspaces 

    Plasma Workspaces is the umbrella term for all graphical environments provided by KDE. Plasma separates components into "data engines" and their visualization counterparts. This is intended to reduce the total programming effort when there are multiple possible...

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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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    Particulars

    4 alternatives to Particulars 

    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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    Nerdtool

    • Mac
    26 alternatives to Nerdtool 

    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.

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    Discontinued

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

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    WPInfo

    8 alternatives to WPInfo 

    WPInfo displays system information on the Windows wallpaper. It works similarly to BGInfo from SysInternals but it adds a few unique features:

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    1.  PortableWPInfo can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
      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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