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 13 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Windows Task Manager 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 Aug 5, 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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    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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    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.


    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. 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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      its excatly desinged for that, and contains unlike other also disk i/o and network i/o 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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      rejuce unlike others it shows disk i/o and network i/o per process, likeTaskManager while also having an UI
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    9. LXTask is the standard task manager and system monitor of LXDE. It starts via Ctrl+Alt+Del and is extremely lightweight.
    10. px tells you what processes are running on your system and how they are interconnected. To install, copy / paste this command line in a terminal: curl -Ls https://github.com/walles/px/raw/python/install.sh | bash It replaces:
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