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I would like to have information on my desktop in a very simple text mod or memory usage and processor activity and daily to do lists.

I was wondering what kind of applications are available on Ubuntu for that?

Please and thank you.

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todo.txt with Conky is my favorite setup. Command line todo list hotness, displayed on your desktop!

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thanks; any links or tutorials on setting that up? – myusuf3 Aug 4 '10 at 21:35
Why yes, actually. Here is the link for using it with conky: Here is the general startup tips link for using todo.txt: – K Poole Aug 4 '10 at 21:41

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