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If you are new to Ubuntu or you recently upgraded your installation to 11.xx or higher you will notice that the system monitors you are familiar with are not compatible with new desktop. No worries though, there are a number of monitors available going by the name of “Indicators”, these tools will embed into your unity tool bar much the same way that your previous monitors had.

General System Monitor:

monitor You can install this indicator by using the following commands or by searching for “multiload” from the Ubuntu Software Center

sudo apt-get install indicator-multiload

or from the ppa repository:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:indicator-multiload/stable-daily
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indicator-multiload

This indicator is a port of the original System Monitor GNOME Panel applet (gnome-system-monitor applet).
and provides monitoring for the following Network, memory and cpu usage.

August 16th, 2013

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