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I'm looking for some help on how to customize my Linux desktop. Specifically, how do I add all of the telemetry type of stuff as shown in this image. It looks a lot like what Geektool does for macOS.

I imagine there might be several packages or methods to accomplish this, so any help or direction would be appreciated.

I'm using KDE Neon which is built on the Ubuntu kernel.

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Well I finally figured out how to install i3 and load it. I'm so stupid. But, in my defense I couldn't easily find in their extensive documentation how to do that. Had to search it on the Internet.

Just had to run the command
Code:
~$sudo apt install i3
Its the same command to install just about anything on Linux

Then, and here is what I couldn't figure out for a short while is that you log out of your session, then log back in but before you do that, you click the cog next to your login name/password and in the drop-down select your window environment such as Ubuntu, Gnome or i3.

Now to spend some time figuring out how to setup and use i3 in a way that I want.
 
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