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BGINFO4X (BGINFO for X and for Windows! Shows desktop information on your screen )

BGINFO for X, also called BGINFO4X , is a clone of the popular program BGINFO for Microsoft Windows created by Sysinternals.  BGINFO4X is designed for pretty print useful information (CPU model, Hostname, IP address, OS version, Office version, and much more ...) on your desktop background or wallpaper.


  • Multi Platform: Windows, MacOSX, Linux, BSD, UNIX, embedded systems (ARM,RASPBERRY).
  • Highly Customizable: configure easily any setting of the program.
  • Open Source: you can benefit from it and from the community forums.
  • Dynamic Data: the information is not static. Refreshed it with a configurable timer.
  • Modular System: designed as a modular system, you can use different modules.
  • Out Module: write any information. Use bash, powershell, wmi, vbs, perl, python, snmp, ....
  • Alarm Module : write an alarm by threshold. Use a different color, size, format.
  • Script Module: execute any script or program, such as as sending an email with the result.
  • Export Module: export the information to a html report, csv file or sqlite database.
  • Personalized Header: use a personalized header with your preferred message.
  • Corporate Logo: use a a corporate logo or use your personalized one.
  • Additional Image: add a personalized image or encrust a performance graphic.
  • Corporate Wallpaper: force the use of a corporate wallpaper.
  • Solid Colors: use solid colors, gradients and plasma wallpapers.
  • Predefined Position: use predefined positions (north, south, east, west). Adjust to your taskbar.
  • Font Styling: use your installed fonts, color and size. Customize header, output and alarms.
  • Secure Mode: protect sensitive computers like notebooks.
  • Remote Display: display your local information to a remote machine.
  • Debug Mode: debug easily any part of the code.
  • Bash Shell: use BGINFO4X Bash Shell in Windows (thanks to MSYS).
Access BGINFO4X here.


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