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Humor I shall make no bones about the fact that this request is purely filler material, but such threads have been a success in years past. Dear OSNews readers please furnish us with your wondrous and diverse desktop screenshots and machine specifications! Considering that I have used the same wallpaper and platform since 2006, there is no great insight that I can bring to the table. Also, whilst I'm here--OSNews Asks: How have mobile OSes changed your habits this year?
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RE[3]: Akira Ubuntu
by Icaria on Mon 3rd Jan 2011 05:34 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Akira Ubuntu"
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I'm running on pretty merge hardware, with pretty small partitions and pretty crap ADSL, so I find monitoring my system is pretty important but for that, I use conky's 'panel' window type, rather than using conky like a 'gadget'. With 18 pixels reserved at the bottom of the screen, I can always see filesystem usage, network activity, ISP data quota usage, CPU activity and memory usage. I don't have to disrupt my workflow at all, to figure out when/what something is awry.

The only crap I keep on the desktop itself is my xpad sticky notes (if I just used a text editor, I'd never remember to check it) and a conky news ticker for a few rapidly updating feeds I just keep a general eye on (my news reader proper is so full, it's barely responsive). It's not the most elegant solution but I can't figure out any alternatives. Any ideas?

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