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Install SysMonTask on Ubuntu 20.04 – A Windows 10-style system monitor

Hello, friends. We like that more and more people are coming from Windows 10 to Linux and specifically to Ubuntu 20.04. That’s why in this post, we will show you how to install SysMonTask on Ubuntu 20.04 which is a system monitor that mimics the appearance of Windows 10.

According to the Github profile of the application, we have the following definition

Linux system monitor with the compactness and usefulness of Windows Task Manager to allow higher control and monitoring.

Now, one of the most striking features is that the appearance mimics that of the Windows 10 system monitor, with all that this implies.

But make no mistake, it’s a great application because the interface is quite clean and integrates very well with the desktop environment. It is still in an early stage of development so some features will not work well in other desktop environments such as Mate, XFCE, or Cinnamon. In particular, the process tab but don’t worry, support will be added in the future.

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Some of the features of the application are:

  • CPU, Memory, Disk, Disk, and Network resource monitoring graphs.
  • CPU, Memory, Disk, Disk, Network Adapters, and Nvidia single GPU usage statistics
  • List of disks mounted on the system
  • You can get the list of processes running on the system. You can also sort and terminate them.
  • It has a dark theme and starts with the theme you have set on the system

For now, the application is only packaged for Ubuntu 20.04 and 18.04 and their respective derivatives like Linux Mint and ElementaryOS.

Install SysMonTask on Ubuntu 20.04

The best way to install this kind of application is by using the official method provided by the developers. In this case, it is by using the PPA provided by the developers.

So, open a terminal and update Ubuntu

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

And add the repository in question:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:camel-neeraj/sysmontask

Now proceed to install by running

sudo apt install sysmontask

Then the developers advise us to launch the application for the first time via terminal with the command

sysmontask

Note: For Nvidia GPUs, nvidia-smi needs to be installed in your system.

When you run it, you will see the graphical interface, which is very reminiscent of Windows 10.

1.- SysMonTask on Ubuntu 20.04
1.- SysMonTask on Ubuntu 20.04

Also, you can see the process tab and check all system processes.

2.- Processes tab
2.- Processes tab

Conclusion

In Linux every day we have a lot of different applications, in this case, we have a system monitor that Windows users will feel identified with, making the transition easier for many of them.

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