Stumbling across (literally, via stumbleupon) I found some very cool linux desktop screenshots, and one was a screenshot of terminator from a question asked on this website. The bottom-left corner features a task manager/system monitor of sorts running in a terminal, what is the command to open this?


In this other picture, (from linuxkungfu.org) someone has a screenshot of a -very- sexy looking, nerdy tech desktop with what I'm guessing are transparent? terminals running various programs, and what looks like an IRC program front + center....can anyone tell me what distro this individual is using?


  • maybe one of wms mentioned here internetling.com/2008/07/16/… – Denwerko May 20 '11 at 23:33
  • @wojox There's a user called wojox on AU: askubuntu.com/users/2973/wojox I do not believe in coincodences ;) – Rinzwind May 21 '11 at 6:54
  • my desktop looked quite similar back in the days. All program are console programs and I guess the terminal is aterm – Marcel May 21 '11 at 9:30
  • the info in the top right is probably by Conky – type May 21 '11 at 11:36

The command you want that is shown in the bottom left of this screenshot is top

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  • Thanks josh, any idea about the 2nd screenshot? I guess reading through some of the text on that #irc channel he is on suggests it is a mandrake distro... – Opethfan89 May 20 '11 at 23:31
  • you can try htop too – Denwerko May 20 '11 at 23:31
  • The top shot is either sudo aptitude update or sudo apt-get update – robin0800 May 21 '11 at 0:22
  • This guy is cool. : ) Yes top and @ robin I'm an apt-get guy. : ) That looks like Awsome WM with irssi, mutt and gkrellm maybe. – wojox May 21 '11 at 2:54

Yeah, look at the star at the left-bottom. It's mandrake. Mutt is used for Mail, and Irssi for IRC. If you see some of the e-mails they discuss topics for the year 2004. It wasn't until 2005 when Mandrake joined Conectiva to become Mandriva.

So it's an old Mandrake distro ;-) I guess it's Mandrake 10


1st image: Top left and the right hand side are normal command line images;

At the bottom right it shows top. It should be installed on your system. Otherwise sudo apt-get install top to install it. There is an alternative version of top called htop (sudo apt-get install htop) that has some nice extras. Comparison of the 2:

top and htop: tophtop

The 2nd image is from Mandrake. mutt is a command line email program that also let's you use attachments. You can also use mutt in Ubuntu: sudo apt-get install mutt. If you have mail set up on your system mutt will use that otherwise you will also need to set mail up yourself.

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