Recently on Reddit’s Linux sub, there was a cat who said AntiX was the only disro that worked on his computer, and had issues even still. Never mind that it was an ancient Dell laptop that could barely instruct the resources to render pages in a browser. He had to make shit work with less than 256 mbs of RAM.
It’s like “how can I make Linux work with my cart and horse?”. The only reason to measure where RAM is being tasked in an application, I use a Conky just because the desktop seems empty without it. Why should I switch to another desktop just to see it while in an application? It’s superfluous window dressing. I just like they way it looks, I never depend upon it’s function, because it’s really not about function, but all about design.
I can’t recall anyone who doesn’t know what a conky is ask me about it when they see one on my desktop. Seriously, like no one. Same goes for even “I use FreeBSD now guy”. Only because he didn’t know what it was lulz.
I like Conky, but what’s funny about it is that like say in MX where it’s readily available without having to build one yourself, what is available is like examples out of an ancient Android or ASUS ROG theme. Like “glazz” theme ancient, and not even in a cool, retro way. There are a few that I like (from people here who have built them and are in the MX/AntiX collection), and the only one that I use is the AntiX default one. Of course this is coming from someone who finds wallpaper unnecessary, only something to distinct from the windows, and even then it’s superfluous.
The only time I have ever been asked what my conky was is when they see my Now Playing one with the cover art. Generally people don’t give a hoot. Especially when they are basic like mine, well basic compared to some of those LUA ones over at the BL forum.