This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to install and configure the Stacer monitoring and optimization package on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04 LTS desktops.
For those who don’t know about Stacer, it’s an open-source utility for optimizing and monitoring Linux desktops, including Ubuntu. It provides a user-friendly dashboard that can be used to monitor CPU, Memory & Disk Usage, and services, including restoring and restarting them.
This might not be an enterprise system like Monit, but it can be very useful for Linux users who want to optimize their desktop computers.
This post will show you how to perform a basic configuration after installation.
For more about Stacer, please visit its homepage.
When you’re ready, continue below with the steps:
Install Stacer Package
Stacer does not come with Ubuntu by default. However, if you want to install it, you may get the latest version from its release page or use the commands below to add its PPA.
To add its PPA, run the commands below:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:oguzhaninan/stacer -y sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install stacer -y
After installing Stacer, go to your desktop activities overview, then search for and lunch Stacer.
When Stacer opens, it defaults to its main dashboard.
From its dashboard, you can view information about your desktop, including CPU, Memory, and Disk usage, and optimize your system by deleting caches and improving its performance.
There are other settings not listed above that you can view and optimize.
Whether you’re looking for a system to provide detailed info about your PC or want the best performance by optimizing it, Stacer may help you do that.
Congratulations! You have learned how to install and use the Stacer system optimizer and monitoring.
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