Cooking with Linux : Eye Candy for Admins (SuperKaramba)
Apr 30, 2004, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marcel Gagné)
[ Thanks to Marcel Gagné for
this link. ]
"Make yourselves comfortable mes amis. The theme of
this issue is system administration, and any one of us who runs any
kind of computer--even if it's only a home system--is the
administrator of that system. You are the boss, mes amis.
Sometimes, you are the boss of many, and sometimes you are your own
boss. Now you all know what they say about system administrators,
non? A good system administrator is forewarned, and as the
saying goes, forewarned is forearmed. Four arms, of course, is a
highly unusual number of arms for a sysadmin to have; although
many, I'm sure, could see the advantage. It is because of this
inherent strangeness that I present you with today's menu, a
collection of graphical tools that should keep you informed while
adding a certain je ne sais quoi to your system.
"Desktop wallpaper is interesting enough, but dynamic
applications can be put on the desktop as well. For instance,
imagine a monitor for CPU usage, disk space and network activity
floating transparently on your desktop, constantly being updated.
If this sounds interesting, get your hands on Adam Geitgey's