Managing System Processes

As you learned in Chapter 28, “Command-Line System Administration,” in any running system, it is important to be able to list the running processes, to change the priority at which they execute relative to other processes, and to kill those processes that need to be ended for some reason or other.

At the desktop, all these tasks are accomplished with the System Monitor tool. Open the System Monitor by choosing Applications, System Tools, System Monitor. The System Monitor window appears, open to the Process Listing tab, as shown in Figure 29.1.

Figure 29.1. The System Monitor tool (maximized here) displays a list of running processes.

You can use the options in the Process Listing tab to list the ...

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