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GeekTool Alternatives for Linux

GeekTool 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 GeekTool and three of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to GeekTool are GKrellM and nwg-wrapper.

GeekTool 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 GeekTool.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Mac

GeekTool is an application for Mac OS 10.6+. It lets you display various kinds of information on your desktop via 3 default...

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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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