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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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Fortune

Category: Other

A Python 3 indicator which calls the fortune program and shows the result in the on-screen notification.

indicator-fortune

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:thebernmeister/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indicator-fortune
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Lunar

Category: Other

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

indicator-lunar

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

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
OR 
sudo easy_install hackertray 
OR
#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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