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With Mac, I have istat that shows computer info (memory/cpu/network ...) in real time. Does Ubuntu has similar application?

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You can get what you want with gkrellm Install gkrellm -- it works out of the box, but you will probably want to tinker a bit to get the look and the info you're after.

You can install the basic application from the Software Center or via the command line, with apt-get install gkrellm , but there are numerous plugins and themes available.

You can see the easily installed plugins with apt-cache search gkrellm . Here's an extract:

gkrellm-bfm - system load plugin for gkrellm with a duck
gkrellm-hdplop - A hard drive activity monitor GKrellM plugin
gkrellm-ibam - Advanced battery monitor for laptops - gkrellm plugin
gkrellm-leds - Keyboard LED monitor for GKrellM
gkrellm-mailwatch - GKrellM plugin to watch mailboxes in multiple panels
gkrellm-mldonkey - mldonkey plugin for gkrellm2
gkrellm-radio - FM radio tuner for GKrellM

And here's a themes directory (the last time I installed it, this is the site I used to find a theme I liked): muhri.net/gkrellm

Another option is conkyInstall conky . It is also installable from the Software center or via apt-get. It is extremely configurable, and if you search, you'll find many screenshots of customized conky installations. (Here's one from conky pitstop .)

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It's not a direct equivalent, but you can add the System Monitor panel applet, which will show you real-time graphs of CPU, Memory, Network, etc. Right click on the panel > Add To Panel and add the System Monitor applet. Then, right-click on the applet in the panel and in its preferences you can choose which resources to monitor. It doesn't have a drop-down menu like istat does, but it opens up the full system monitor when you click on it.

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You can also use conky-faenza

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To install first install conky from software center then download this and extract the archive into your home folder and ALT + F2 and run conky or add it to startup applications.

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You should try InfoPanel (an screenlet).

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To install this add the ppa ppa:screenlets/ppa and install screenlets and infopanel-screenlet from the software center .

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