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On Windows I had some choices for tools that could display how hard my CPU or disk was working, in a graphical form so I could get a quick view of what's going on. Is there some analogous set of tools for Ubuntu 12.04? I've done some simple-minded searches, but I haven't found anything.

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Ubuntu has a System Monitor that does this.

  • Press the Dash Home button (purple and white at the top left).
  • Type System Monitor
  • Click on the System Monitor Icon that appears.

There are various tabs for different kinds of statistics.

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