Conky Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to Conky for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is GKrellM, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Conky and six of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Conky are vtop (Free, Open Source), GonhaNG (Free, Open Source), MagicMirror² (Free, Open Source) and BGINFO4X (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 14, 2021

    1. 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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      Almost everyone thinks GKrellM is a great alternative to Conky.
      I've used GKrellM for years in Linux. Very simple to set up and displays the info I like to keep an eye on. I didn't realise it's available on Windows too.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      CeesT Works flawlessly out of the box, while being nice to look at as well.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      Cross platform, Open source and Configurable in a user-friendly way, Definitely the best alternative in my book
      Positive comment 10 months ago

    2. vtop is a graphical command-line tool that uses unicode braille to chart CPU and memory usage. It can be easily extended.

    3. GonhaNG is a light-weight system monitor for Linux, its display weather forecasts, date, time, cpu temperature, memory load, cpu load, filesystems and network stats (download and upload rate).
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    4. MagicMirror² is an open source modular smart mirror platform. Based on the Electron application wrapper and tested (but not limited to) Raspberry Pi single board computers.
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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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    5. gDesklets is an architecture for "desklets", which are tiny applets sitting on your desktop in a symbiotic relationship of eye candy and usefulness.


      The project is no longer developed and the official website is no longer available. Last version, 0.36.3, released in January 2011, can be still downloaded from Launchpad

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