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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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Lunar

Category: Other

indicator-lunar is a Python3 indicator which provides the moon phase, moon/sun/planet rise/set times and other astronomical information.

indicator-lunar

PPA: ppa:thebernmeister/ppa
Package: indicator-lunar

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Psensor

Psensor is a tool to monitor hardware temperature that integrates nicely with Unity by using an Unity Launcher counter which displays the enabled temperatures as well as an appindicator that you can use to take a quick look at all available hardware temperatures or cpu usage.

Psensor can monitor:

  • motherboard and CPU temperatures
  • the temperature of Nvidia GPUs
  • experimental ATI/AMD GPUs temperature monitor (not enabled for the Ubuntu PPA as it requires compilation using libatiadlxx)
  • hard disk drives temperature
  • fan speed
  • CPU usage

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Plug-ins installation:

sudo apt-get install lm-sensors hddtemp

sudo sensors-detect

sudo service module-init-tools start

Psensor installation:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jfi/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install psensor
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Fortune

Category: Other

indicator-fortune is a Python3 indicator which calls the fortune program and shows the result in the on-screen notification.

indicator-fortune

PPA: ppa:thebernmeister/ppa
Package: indicator-fortune

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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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