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I installed Ubuntu 11.04 on one of my systems and I am using the Unity interface. Unity is working quite well so far but I really miss panel applets for net speed, cpu temp, and system monitor.

These applets are useful for viewing quick info. Unlike 10.10, there is no other way to get this info onto the panel or unity launcher. There are solutions like screenlets and conky but they don't feel appropriate for a clean desktop look.

If you know one then please list out any third party indicators with links so that they can be found.

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Category: Other

A Python 3 indicator which shows the moon phase, moon/sun/planet/star/satellite ephemeris and other astronomical information.


sudo add-apt-repository ppa:thebernmeister/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indicator-lunar
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MiniDLNA Indicator

Category: Network, Audio, Video, Images

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Indicator to run and stop minidlna Install minidlna DLNA server providing UPnP/DLNA access to audio, video, and image directories (e.g. for streaming to a DLNA compliant TV set).

Run minidlna with non-root privileges with an easy to edit configuration minidlna.conf stored in ~/.config/minidlna.

This Python application runs with both Python2, and Python3.

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If you want video tutorial Jupiter Broadcasting

Peer To Peer (P2P) Sync and Share Ubuntu



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Category: Academic

Qnotero is a quick access panel to your Zotero library, an open source reference manager.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:smathot/cogscinl
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install qnotero
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Terran Computational Calendar

Category: Date & Time

Displays the terran computational calendar date.

This calendar system may be useful for mathematicians and programmers due to it's simple algorithm, zero-based numbering, and synchronization with the Unix Epoch. More info at terrancalendar.com

This app indicator can be downloaded from github or from the links below.

screenshot: terrancalendar.com/app_indicator/screenshot.jpg

install: terrancalendar.com/app_indicator/install.txt

app indicator: terrancalendar.com/app_indicator/terran_computational_calendar.py

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Category: Other/Hakernews

HackerTray is a simple Hacker News Linux application that lets you view top HN stories in your System Tray.

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Installation steps :

sudo pip install hackertray
sudo easy_install hackertray 
#Download Source and cd to it
sudo python setup.py install

After that, you can run hackertray from anywhere and it will run.

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Prime Indicator is a small, helpful Ubuntu AppIndicator for Nvidia Optimus users running Ubuntu 14.04 which allows users to quickly switch between Intel and Nvidia graphics cards.

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install prime-indicator

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