Windows Task Manager is the Same as System Monitor on Ubuntu Desktop

For Windows users learning Ubuntu there are many Ubuntu programs that have the same function as those on Windows. If you know them and get to learn about them, your experience switching to Ubuntu should be seamless.

For example, Windows Task Manager has a counterpart on Ubuntu called System Monitor.

Task Manager or System Monitor is a task manager, system performance monitor and more. they provide information about the system performance, running processes, CPU loads, memory usage and other I/O details.

You can use Task Manger or System Monitor to stop, start and kill processes and applications. Although Windows Task Manager has more function and features than System Monitor, they have all have the same goal.

This  brief tutorial show students and new users how Window Task Manager and System Monitor compares.

By now you probably already know a thing or two about Task Manager on Windows but maybe little about System Monitor.

Everything that you might want to know about System Monitor is included in the Help file. Some of the help topics are intended for a general audience. Other topics are intended for a more advanced audience.

To view the Help file, click System Monitor menu and select Help.

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System Monitor shows you what programs are running and how much processor time, memory, and disk space are being used. The amount of CPU being used tells you how much work the computer is trying to do.

The Resources tab tells you how much of your computer’s memory (RAM) is being used. Swap memory allows your computer to run more applications at the same time than will fit into the system memory (RAM).

You may find more help materials from System Monitor help file. You can use the help file to understand System Monitor and see how it compares to Windows Task Manager.

To Kill or End any unwanted Process, right click on Process name. You should then have other options such as End, Kill, Stop, Continue Change Priority, Memory Maps, Open Files and Properties.

Like Windows Task Manger, System Monitor on Ubuntu Desktop is very useful.

This is a brief guide to Ubuntu System Monitor.


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