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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Conky is, in it's own words, "a free, light-weight system monitor ... that displays any information on your desktop." Sounds pretty dull, right? Well check it out ...
Installing Conky's a doddle: just use your package manager. For Ubuntu/Debian users, that means simply typing
sudo apt-get install conky
on the command line.
Once it's installed,