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I’ve used GeekTool for quite a while, and it’s become one of those things that I just take for granted on my system. It monitors everything under the sun, and sticks it right at Desktop level on your screen so you can always reference it. My […]

I’ve used GeekTool for quite a while, and it’s become one of those things that I just take for granted on my system. It monitors everything under the sun, and sticks it right at Desktop level on your screen so you can always reference it. My favorite use for it is a continuous top command so I always know which application is hogging my ram/cpu. Very handy stuff.

But while I’ve overlooked the need to do a lengthy write-up of this great utility, Gina Trapani at LifeHacker has filled the void. Definitely check her post out if you’re interested in learning how to best put GeekTool to work for you.

  1. Nick, would you mind posting some screenshots of your GeekTool setup on your desktop? I was an active Samurize user on my windows box and have missed a lot of that system information/statistics that i was able to configure onto my desktop when I replaced my windows box with a macbook pro.
    I’m embarrassed to say it but my employer has someone managed to content filter Geektool’s website so I can’t see the gallery that is linked over on LifeHacker’s site. Thanks much.

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  2. I’ll see if I can cobble a little something together in the form of a post for ya. sound cool?

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  3. Sounds great, thanks also for the great screencasts on Quicksilver.

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  4. [...] Last week I pointed to LifeHacker’s great rundown of Geektool. It’s one of those tools that just blends in and you sort of forget about it. This is just what I’d done, and thus had never really covered it here on The Apple Blog. [...]

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