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Monitor CPU and Memory Usage With top

By June 8, 2011

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If you are not familiar with the top command and need to monitor CPU and RAM usage on your system you may want to check it out.
Typing "top" in a console window (also known as terminal, shell window or command line) will convert the whole window into a dynamic display of verious system resource statistics. In particular, you will get a list of processes ordered according to how much CPU they are using, with the process using the most CPU at the top of the list. Read more...

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