People who come from Windows usually ask, “is there a task manager for Linux?” ad the answer is Yes there is. On windows, pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del will get you to task manager in Windows wherein all the running processes and their memory consumption rates are displayed. It also provides the option to end processes (especially when you have administrative rights).

Most Linux experts prefer using the command method to locate processes and all their corresponding details, but Linux is really user-friendly and so it is not necessary for you to go down that path. At least, not if you are just starting with Linux.

All the major Linux distros have a task manager equivalent that is almost always called System Monitor, but actually, the name depends on what Linux distribution you use and the desktop environment it uses.

Task Manager in Linux With Gnome Desktop

While using GNOME, press the Super (Windows) Key and search for System Monitor:

system monitor gnome

On startup, the System Monitor will show you all the running processes and their memory consumption.

task manager in Linux

You can choose to kill a process by clicking End Process.

Kill process in fedora

Some statistics about your system like CPU consumption per core basis, memory usage, and network usage among others, are also displayed in the Resources tab.

system monitor fedora

This is all the help you need to work with the task manager equivalent in Fedora Linux. We hope you found the guide quick and helpful. If you have any questions to ask or any suggestions to make please feel free to do so.

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