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Originally posted by gsibble I have this nifty little program called coolmon in XP that lets me put system information in text on my desktop......any programs that will do this under KDE for Linux?
Closest thing to this is probably going to be something called gkrellm: www.gkrellm.net
And also, how do I put a command line directly onto the desktop? I've seen tons of screenshots with beautiful ones but I can't find the software anywhere!
That's probably a few different things you've seen. You can make aterm or eterm (from the AfterStep and Enlightenment suites respectively) do something like this (be completely transparent). What you usually see though is more likely going to be a program called root-tail or a version of it. What this does is display your log files (or any text file actually) on the background of your desktop. If you checkout an older screenshot of mine: ftp://curvins.com/pics/screen.png
It is the upper left corner. That's just scrolling logs using root-tail. Love that tool too!
I use that all the time I use it to nicely describe something that truly sucks though, to give it the look of mediocrity. I say "meh" but I really mean "OMG no". If something is truly mediocre I say "It's worth a shot". And if something is truly worth a shot it's "Definitely worth your time".
But yeah, nothing beats the "Meh" cause it's a mutter.
Originally posted by gsibble Ugh, superkaramba LOOKS like fun, but I found it:
1. Too hard to configure easily
2. Not as appealing as you'd expect unless you put a lot of time into it
I think you'll find most of your eye candy this way. You will have of course those easy things, but for the good/usable eye candy that can be easily tweaked, it usually takes a bit of work (in linux).
GKrellm for instance:
Great app, definitely a must have. However to get a lot of the functionality out of it you have to go through and find a bunch of plugins that do what you want, install em, configure em, tweak em...
But in the end, when you sit back (or bring in a friend to show them all the work you've done) and admire your work, you feel more accomplished in doing it, and can appreciate the tool a bit more. Plus it's (assuming you are male ) amazing to the girls when you can pull up a finely crafted Gkrellm and impress em al that much more! (not really, but meh )