Create an Elegant HWMonitor Alternative for Linux

Using Conky and Lean Conky we can create an effective alternative for HWMonitor on Linux.

This will be a short one since there isn’t many steps so lets begin by installing conky with the commands

sudo apt install conky

Install Lean Conky by simply downloading the zip and extracting it to wherever you like.


Now all we need to do is open the Lean Conky folder and run the

cd /path/to/lean-conky

Conky and lean conky will start up and you should now have an excellent HWMonitor alternative on Ubuntu.

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Conky on Ubuntu with Lean Conky theme.
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