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GNOME System Monitor Alternatives

GNOME System Monitor is described as 'System Monitor is a tool to manage running processes and monitor system resources' and is a process management tool in the office & productivity category. There are more than 50 alternatives to GNOME System Monitor for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and The best alternative is Process Explorer, which is free. Other great apps like GNOME System Monitor are Process Hacker, htop, Stacer and Process Monitor.

GNOME System Monitor alternatives are mainly Process Management Tools but may also be Process Monitoring Tools or System Information Utilities. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of GNOME System Monitor.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux
  • BSD

System Monitor is a tool to manage running processes and monitor system resources.

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  1. Process Explorer icon

    Process Explorer

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Process Explorer shows you information about which handles and DLLs processes have opened or loaded. The display consists of two sub-windows.

  2. Process Hacker is a feature-packed tool for manipulating processes and services on your computer.


  3. htop icon

    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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  4. Stacer icon


    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Stacer is an open source system optimizer and application monitor that helps users to manage entire system with different aspects, its an all in one system utility.

  5. Process Monitor icon

    Process Monitor

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Process Monitor is an advanced monitoring tool for Windows that shows real-time file system, Registry and process/thread activity.

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  6. 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.

  7. Process Lasso icon

    Process Lasso

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    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 and Process Lasso has it.

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  8. Windows Task Manager is a task manager application included with Microsoft Windows NT family of operating systems that provides detailed information about computer performance and running applications, processes and CPU usage, commit charge and memory information, network...

  9. System Explorer is an enhanced Taskmanager that provides detailed information about running processes, startup programs, IE add-ons (BHOs), drivers, services network connections, system resources and more.

  10. KSysGuard icon


    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • KDE

    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.

    KSysGuard vs GNOME System Monitor opinions
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    You can monitor GPUs with ksysguard-gpu.

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