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Windows Task Manager Alternatives for Linux

Windows Task Manager 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 Windows Task Manager and 16 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Windows Task Manager are Stacer, Glances, KSysGuard and GNOME System Monitor.

Windows Task Manager alternatives are mainly Process Monitoring Tools but may also be Process Management Tools or System Information Utilities. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Windows Task Manager.
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    htop

    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD
    59 alternatives to 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. The available columns are: PID, STATE, PPID, PGRP, SESSION, TTY_NR, TPGID, MINFLT...

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    1.  Lightweighthtop consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  2. Stacer icon

    Stacer

    21 alternatives to Stacer 

    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.

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    Discontinued

    The last version (1.1.0) is from May 2019.

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  3. Glances icon

    Glances

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    52 alternatives to Glances 

    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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    1.  Command line interfaceGlances either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    2.  LightweightGlances consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    KSysGuard

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • KDE
    18 alternatives to KSysGuard 

    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.

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    GNOME System Monitor

    • Linux
    • BSD
    • GNOME
    67 alternatives to GNOME System Monitor 

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

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    vtop

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    • Linux
    • BSD
    38 alternatives to vtop 

    vtop is a graphical command-line tool that uses unicode braille to chart CPU and memory usage. It can be easily extended.

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    1.  Command line interfacevtop either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    StatusPilatus

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    52 alternatives to StatusPilatus 

    Monitor your PC like never before!.

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    Discontinued

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

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    System Monitoring Center

    • Linux
    11 alternatives to System Monitoring Center 

    System Monitoring Center gets information about system performance and usage.

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  9. Xfce Task Manager icon

    Xfce Task Manager

    57 alternatives to Xfce Task Manager 

    Easy to use application for monitoring and controlling running processes.

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    LikeTaskManager

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    14 alternatives to LikeTaskManager 

    A Qt based, self-contained (AppImage) tool that mimics the functionality of Windows 10 Task Manager's performance and process tab under Linux. It enables to oversee systemwide CPU, RAM, Disk I/O and Network utilization per device and per process.

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    camel_neeraj

    It is good for monitoring process network activity but this does cause the high CPU utilization of around 3 to 4 % at idle. The process tab is not as good to monitor as it could be. Nice project but need improvements.

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    Guest

    its excatly desinged for that, and contains unlike other also disk i/o and network i/o per process

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    rejuce

    unlike others it shows disk i/o and network i/o per process, likeTaskManager while also having an UI

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