Hello, I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 and I just wanna know where to download 'desktop gadgets' like the one on Windows7. I want to have the CPU and RAM meter like on W7. Any suggestions where and how ?
Where to download Linux desktop gadgets?(9 posts)
Is it okay? because it says : This project is still in development stage, many bugs are not fixed or found yet. Feel free to submit bug reports if you find them
sorry for being ignorant. I'm really new to Linux.
'This project is still in development stage' as is Linux. Linux is a very different environment from Windows.
As in Windows, a gadget may become unusable after an update for instance because they are created by outside developers/communities.
It is not Microsoft who has to correct a 'gadget' problem.
It really is a case experimenting and report back to the developer who may then do additional work, based on your problem.
"Is it ok?" you mean Are they OK. My link was a Google search of hundreds of places to find Linux gadgets. You need to try them and see. As Vistamike says you are in a new world now. Get into tinker mode. Try this, try that, decide what you like.
I use conky on my various machines running xubuntu. A steep learning curve to set up, but by now I've managed to make a few different versions of it, one as a horizontal strip on my netbook (an autohiding panel covers it when needed so the screen real estate hit is minimized) and vertical setups on desktop and laptop. I'm not sure how it would integrate with Unity desktop in Ubuntu, but works fine in Gnome and Xfce4 for me. Once you learn to edit the conky.conf file confortably it is highly customizable.
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