SysMonTask: A useful and compact System Monitor for GNU / Linux

SysMonTask: A useful and compact System Monitor for GNU / Linux

SysMonTask: A useful and compact System Monitor for GNU / Linux

As has been said on other occasions, one of the things most appreciated by the GNU / Linux users about they Free and open operating systemsapart from its excellent ability to customization, great adaptability low-resource computers and wide variety of applications and software tools, it is your ease and versatility to manage the resources and services executed.

For that, so much for Console (CLI) as for Desktop (GUI), there is a wide variety of apps or utilities already integrated in the different Desktop Environments (DE) o Window Managers (WM), to monitor or manage, both hardware resources and services or other loaded programs. However, there are other very useful external and standalone applications, such as "SysMonTask".


One similar to "SysMonTask" of which we have spoken in the past is "QPS". And of which we express the following:

"QPS is very similar to HTOP, but much easier to use by having a Graphical Interface and being able to do everything by clicking. QPS does not have many options, so we only have to choose the time in which it refreshes the information, the values ​​that we want to visualize and so on. In addition, next to each process, or name of the process, it gives us as an exponent the number of threads that it is executing."

QPS Monitor System
Related article:
QPS: A lightweight System Monitor written in Qt

Another a little more advanced, and therefore, different is "Stacer" of which we express the following:

"Stacer es an open source system optimizer software and application monitor that helps users to manage the whole system with different aspects, it is an all-in-one system utility. In addition, capable of allowing us to visualize the characteristics of our computer, perform maintenance and therefore, an optimization of our Distro or Linux Operating System, in addition to monitoring (organizing and verifying) the services and programs that run on it, even reaching be able to uninstall packages if we tell you to."

Stacer: Linux Systems Monitoring and Optimization Software
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Stacer: Linux Systems Monitoring and Optimization Software

SysMonTask: System Monitor similar to Windows

SysMonTask: System Monitor similar to Windows

What is SysMonTask?

According to his official website on GitHub, it is described as follows:

"A Linux Systems Monitor application with the compactness and utility of the Windows task manager to allow greater control and monitoring."

In it they add that, "SysMonTask" goes for his latest stable version, number 1.3.9. Which comes with the following new products:

  • GPU side panel fatal bug fix.
  • Improved filtering dialog.
  • Process log optimization and log diagram.
  • Inclusion of compatible process tab for all.

While some of its main features are:

  • Graphics for monitoring CPU, Memory, Disk and Network resources.
  • Statistics of CPU, Memory, Disk, Network Adapters and individual Nvidia GPU usage
  • List of disks mounted on the system
  • List of processes that are running on the system.

In addition, its great resemblance to the Windows Task Monitor, that some might like or not, bring a dark theme, and starts with the last theme you have configured.

Download, installation, use and screenshots

Although "SysMonTask" It can be installed by several ways or means, as seen in the following linkFor now, the app is only packaged for Ubuntu 18.04, 20.04 and 20.10; and their respective derivatives as Linux Mint and ElementaryOSthe GNU / Linux Distros compatible like Debian and MX Linux.

In our practical case, as usual we will use a MX Linux Respin called Miracles with Hacker appearance theme to give it a little more showiness.

First we download the file ".deb" called «sysmontask_1.3.9-ubuntu20.10_all.deb». Then we install it with the following command command:

sudo apt install ./Descargas/sysmontask_1.3.9-ubuntu20.10_all.deb

And after being installed successfully we proceed to execute it via Applications menu looking for him by name "SysMonTask". As we will see below:

SysMonTask: Screenshot 1

SysMonTask: Screenshot 2

SysMonTask: Screenshot 3

For more information on "SysMonTask", you can visit their website at LaunchPad.

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We hope this "useful little post" about «SysMonTask», a small task monitoring app, advanced, useful and friendly, thanks to its similarity to the Windows Task Monitor, which can be used in multiple Desktop Environments (DE) y Window Managers (WM), to improve the management of resources and processes on GNU / Linux; is of great interest and utility, for the entire «Comunidad de Software Libre y Código Abierto» and of great contribution to the diffusion of the wonderful, gigantic and growing ecosystem of applications of «GNU/Linux».

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