SysMonTask is a system monitor for Linux that mimics the Windows 10 Task Manager

In Linux there are many options to monitor the performance of the system, including the system monitor itself that integrates so many ditres. However, there probably isn't one as interesting as this one, especially for those who appreciate the Windows 10 Task Manager.

Its name is SysMonTask and in the words of its creator, what you are looking for is "offer a system monitor for Linux with the compactness and utility of the Windows Task Manager that allows greater control and monitoring ".

The Linux Task Manager?

Linux System Monitor

If you are familiar with the tool in Windows, you will easily notice the similarities. Both at the interface level and at the function level, SysMonTask does a good job imitating the Task Manager, and that means that it has a large number of functions:

If you have migrated to Linux and do not know what software to install, here are several recommendations

  • Graphics for monitoring CPU, Memory, Disks and Network resources

  • Nvidia CPU, Memory, Disks, Network Adapters, and Single GPU usage statistics

  • List of mounted disks

  • The User Processes tab can filter processes like Windows and sort by resource usage, name, user and commands

  • You can end processes from the list

  • It has a dark theme and starts with the theme you have established in the system

Sysmontask Disk Usage


SysMonTask is packaged only for Ubuntu and derivatives versions 16.04, 18.04, 20.04 and 20.10 and equivalents. It also explains that the process tab only works fine in GNOME, but that support for Mate, Xfce, and Cinnamon will be added soon.

To install on Ubuntu you will need to add the repository. Open a terminal and type:

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

sudo apt install sysmontask

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