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8 Of The Best Linux Dockapps

Feb 17, 2010, 15:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joshua Price)

"How much functionality can you pack into a 64×64 square? That's the basic question behind many dockapps – utilities that can be run on the "dock" of many popular desktop environments. While most of them are designed for Step-type window managers such as Windowmaker, these dockapps can also run in things like XFCE, Fluxbox and Openbox. They include system monitors, volume controls, program launchers, email checkers and more. Today we'll check out some of the more useful dockapps out there, and each will include screen shots, descriptions, and any little notes that might help when it comes to usage.

"All of the dockapps below are available in the standard Ubuntu repositories. Most of these, and many additional dockapps, can be found at Dockapps.org. Also, as hinted in the opening paragraph, most of these are designed with Windowmaker in mind, which is why so many start with the letters wm.

"wmsmpmon

"CPU monitor focusing on multi-core processors. It will show you graphs indicating the workload of each core. The example screenshot here is demonstrating that one core of a 2-core chip is very busy while the other is mostly idle."

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