We already have one with us new version of the useful SysMonitor Indicator tool ready to use in Ubuntu 15.04. For those unfamiliar with it, this utility monitors and informs the user about the processor charge, RAM usage, or the charge left in the battery at a glance.
Although it is similar to MultiLoad Indicator, Another tool you should know and that measures similar parameters, Indicator SysMonitor adds more elegant graphic touches and even customization options. In addition, the app offers a more extensible approach by allowing users to add and display custom sensors.
What has changed in Indicator SysMonitor 0.6.1
The new version of Indicator SysMonitor it will not be easily perceptible to usersBut most of the improvements and differences are “under the hood”, including all development tasks, which should help maintain the project as stated by its leaders.
As part of this refurbishment, the sensors are now stored in a single file, Which makes them devs they can add additional functionality to them without worrying about damaging the rest of the app.
As part of the code refactoring, the application preferences and the applet menu items have now been separated into two independent modules.
Installing SysMonitor Indicator
Indicator SysMonitor can now be installed on Ubuntu 15.04, and also has backward compatibility with versions 14.04 and 14.10. For this we will have to add the project PPA through a terminal. To do this we opened one and ejected these commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fossfreedom/indicator-sysmonitor sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install indicator-sysmonitor
Once installed, all that remains to be done is search the Unity Dash for the application and open it. We will see one applet in the upper right corner, which we can use to access preferences. Here we can choose the sensor information we want to display, how it does it and how often it needs to be updated.
If after trying the program it doesn’t convince you, you can look for it in the Software Center to uninstall.