Process Explorer Alternatives for Linux

    Process Explorer is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is htop, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Process Explorer and 13 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Process Explorer are Glances (Free, Open Source), GNOME System Monitor (Free, Open Source), KSysGuard (Free, Open Source) and vtop (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 18, 2021

    1. 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.
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      Most users think htop is a great alternative to Process Explorer.
    2. Glances is a cross-platform monitoring tool which aims to present a large amount of monitoring information through a curses or Web based interface. The information dynamically adapts depending on the size of the user interface.
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      Glances vs Process Explorer opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Nicer feel than htop Could not use procexp (linux process explorer) because project have not been updated for a year (last was june 2016) and my system can't install some obscure dependency
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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    3. System Monitor is a tool to manage running processes and monitor system resources.
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    4. KSysGuard, also known as KDE System Guard and KDE System Monitor, is designed to make simple process control available to a user without needing to do any special setup - the defaults are usually perfectly adequate.
    5. vtop is a graphical command-line tool that uses unicode braille to chart CPU and memory usage. It can be easily extended.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      PowerTOP is a Linux tool to diagnose issues with power consumption and power management.
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    6. Monitor your PC like never before!.

      Discontinued

      Last real update to the app was in January 2019, no new versions are planned.

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    7. Easy to use application for monitoring and controlling running processes. - Support for Linux, OpenBSD, NetBSD, FreeBSD and OpenSolaris. - Monitors the CPU and memory usage. - Tree view columns can be reordered. - View processes as a tree. - Display window icons/names.
    8. Linux process explorer, behaves the same as the windows process explorer from Mark Russinovich.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      LXTask is the standard task manager and system monitor of LXDE. It starts via Ctrl+Alt+Del and is extremely lightweight.
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