System monitoring with Glances

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Article from Issue 235/2020
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Admins and power users like to watch the load on their computers. Glances lets you see immediately if something is wrong.

Linux has no lack of monitoring tools. Because Linux is used so frequently in a server context, monitoring applications have always been important.

For the Linux desktop, you will find many smaller applications that focus on specific areas of monitoring. Glances [1] is a program that keeps you up to date with the current health state of your system.

Glances is available from the software repositories of most popular distributions and derivatives. For Debian, Ubuntu, or Linux Mint, use

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