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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Conky is a is a light-weight system monitor that can be customized extensively (Windows converts think ‘rainmeter’.) and the following Conky theme by Veoduendes certainly proves that.
Called ‘Conky Ubuntu Lucid Theme’ (!) it’s designed, yep you guessed it, for Ubuntu 10.04 although Karmic users using the Ambiance/Radiance themes will likely find it blends in fine with their desktops too.
Conky = confusing
Conky has a reputation for being cumbersome to use and that is not a lie. Once you ‘get’ how Conky works it all seems to simple but for newcomers it is certainly daunting. Thankfully this following script is real easy to use so even the Conky-cautious should be able to run it with minimum fuss.