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Nerdtool VS Conky

Compare Nerdtool VS Conky and see what are their differences

NerdTool is a GeekTool-like application that displays information directly on your desktop.

Latest commit 262a292 on Dec 7, 2017 brndnmtthws Add missing build dep. Conky is a free, light-weight system monitor for X, that displays any kind of information on your desktop.
Nerdtool Landing Page
Nerdtool Landing Page
Conky Landing Page
Conky Landing Page

Nerdtool details

Monitoring Tools Command Line Tools Log Management

Conky details

Monitoring Tools Command Line Tools Performance Monitoring

Nerdtool videos

Nerdtool & Quartz Composer... Experiments... 2 of 4

Conky videos

Conky System Info for Ham Radio Digital Operators

More videos:

  • - LEGO Conky Robot MOC Review from Pee-Wee's Playhouse #ToyReplay
  • - Making Linux Look Good - Conky First-Time Setup - Live Stream

Category Popularity

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Social recommendations and mentions

Based on our record, Conky seems to be more popular. It has been mentiond 20 times since March 2021. We are tracking product recommendations and mentions on Reddit, HackerNews and some other platforms. They can help you identify which product is more popular and what people think of it.

Nerdtool mentions (0)

We have not tracked any mentions of Nerdtool yet. Tracking of Nerdtool recommendations started around Mar 2021.

Conky mentions (20)

  • show your desktop with Pahvo and Gnome 40
    I learned so much customizing this Conky template that I would never replace it, so I added the clock this year. - Source: Reddit / 5 days ago
  • Sticky window on behind other windows
    However, if you just need a clock on your desktop, look into conky - Source: Reddit / 8 days ago
  • Stats LCD software on Linux?
    Hello! I've seen what people do with little LCDs inside (or on) their cases showing off the temps, CPU/GPU loads and speeds etc. I've been wanting to do that for my tower as well, which is in an old Cooler Master Storm Stryker. However, I run Linux on it, and Aida64 sensor panel does not work under Linux. I considered using Conky running on a small USB display, but it turns out that USB displays are not very well... - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • Really wanted to show someone :)
    Yes it is my friend. You can get it from here. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • Open Source Software
    If you mean a program that lets you see what is using RAM memory, I use the terminal for that or HTOP. I don't use it, but Conky also comes to mind & appears to be popular. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Nerdtool and Conky, you can also consider the following products

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Bginfo - This fully-configurable program automatically generates desktop backgrounds that include important information about the system.

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