So I had been looking for something to give me system stats about memory being used and CPU usage.  I have usedthe program ‘top’ over the years, and then today I tested out the program hTop (htop).

Htop is an interactive system-monitor process-viewer written for Linux. It is designed to replace the Unix program top. It shows a frequently updated list of the processes running on a computer, normally ordered by the amount of CPU usage. Unlike ‘top’, Htop provides a full list of processes running, instead of the top resource-consuming processes. Htop uses color and gives visual information about processor, swap and memory status.

To install this  in Ubuntu you simply open the command shell and install by typing ‘sudo apt-get install htop’ and then run the program by simply typing ‘htop’. and that does it.  Its rich with many options and I am sure you will find some good use by having such a tool

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