Alternatives to cpulimit for all platforms with any license

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  • htop icon

    htop

    htop is an interactive process viewer for Linux. It is a text-mode application (for console or X terminals) and requires ncurses. htop is an interactive top replacement that runs in the terminal. Comparison between htop and top ...

    Open Source Linux Mac BSD

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    Process Lasso

    Process Lasso is NOT yet another task manager. It is a process priority optimization and system automation utility. Priority optimization, affinity optimization, core optimization, automated rules, automated power schemes, you name it...

    Freemium Windows

  • AnVir Task Manager icon

    AnVir Task Manager

    This tool controls programs, disk, CPU. Replace task manager, tweak and tune up XP or Vista. Speed up windows startup. Get rid of spyware and viruses.

    Freemium Windows

    • Warning Be careful! The downloader of AnVir Task Manager can install malwares! To avoid the InstallManager read the post at http://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/12033/how-to-avoid-the-installmanager/
  • Mz CPU Accelerator icon

    Mz CPU Accelerator

    Mz CPU Accelerator is an application that automatically changes the priority of the foreground window, by allocating more CPU power to the currently active application (program-game). It automatically de-allocates CPU priority when a...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The last update was on December 19th, 2010. The installer is no longer available on the official site, but can be downloaded from the Internet Archive: https://web.archive.org/web/20100929185730/http://mztweak.com/download/mzcpu.exe
  • vtop

    vtop is a graphical command-line tool that uses unicode braille to chart CPU and memory usage. It can be easily extended. Command-line tools like “top” make it difficult to see CPU usage across multi-process applications (like...

    Open Source Linux Mac BSD

  • Process Tamer icon

    Process Tamer

    Process Tamer is a tiny utility that monitors the CPU usage of running processes and automatically lowers the priority of processes that are overloading the CPU until their CPU usage returns to a reasonable level.

    Free Windows

  • AntiFreeze icon

    AntiFreeze

    AntiFreeze offers a last recourse when you find your computer in a hung state. It will put to sleep all running programs except the most critical ones, giving you the opportunity to close down the programs which are causing problems.

    Free Personal Windows

  • timelimit

    timelimit executes a command and terminates the spawned process after a given time with a given signal. A “warning” signal is sent first, then, after a timeout, a “kill” signal, similar to the way init(8) operates on shutdown.

    Open Source Linux

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