Conky is a free, light-weight system monitor for X, that displays any information on your desktop. Conky scripts are like themes for conky. It is available for all Linux distros, FreeBSD, and OpenBSD. Conky when first installed is quite ugly but you can make it look cool by using scripts. You can install conky by following methods according to your OS. Type the following commands in your terminal and you will be good to go.
At a terminal:
$ sudo apt-get install conky
Have no fear, Conky is in portage. You can install it with:
# emerge app-admin/conky
or, using Paludis:
# paludis -i app-admin/conky
Conky is available in pacman:
# pacman -S conky
Conky is available in FreeBSD ports, check FreshPorts for details.
Conky themes / scripts / configs:
Conky when first installed is quite ugly but you can make it look awesome by using themes, here is a list of 10 conky scripts / configs conky to make it look awesome. Setting up each of the scripts might be slightly different from one another but it shouldn’t be totally different. Procedure to installing the scripts is in each link. If you run into any problem you can either post a comment here or on the authors page on deviantart.
Harmattan (Includes 12 themes)
Red NSA Conky
Download links: http://speedracker.deviantart.com/art/Red-NSA-Conky-388553986
Black Pearl Conky
Conky config Black Diamond
Download links: http://quickdraw.deviantart.com/art/crunchbang-conky-140611369
Download links: http://sunjack94.deviantart.com/art/Arch-Conky-204105127
Conky Google Now
Download links: http://satya164.deviantart.com/art/Conky-Google-Now-366545753
Conky, Conky, Conky
Download links: http://bigrza.deviantart.com/art/notifyOSD-conky-206763506
“Rings” Meters for Conky
Download links: http://helmuthdu.deviantart.com/art/CONKY-COLORS-244793180
Download links: http://didi79.deviantart.com/art/conky-config-127651851
Thats it for now i will keep searching for new scripts and update this post. If you have any other cool scripts in sight then do tell me. If you have any question feel free to ask in the comment section below and i will get back to you as soon as possible.
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