Plasma System Monitor, replacement for KSysGuard, and Plasma Disks arrive at Kubuntu 21.04 Daily Build

Plasma SystemMonitor

Right now, the KDE desktop has KSysGuard as a system monitor app. It's a tool that I don't think many people have complained about, but the KDE project thought it could improve it and has been working on it for a long time. Plasma SystemMonitor. At the moment, the app is still in development, but it is already available in Kubuntu 21.04 Hirsute Hippo, in part because we are talking about a 100% operating system in development that still has four months to go before it reaches its stable version.

The app already has a page in the KDE store, available at this link, but if we try to install it in the Discover of Groovy Gorilla it gives us an error. At the moment, the only way to test it is by getting the code and doing the manual installation or, and this I have not tested, in the Testing version of KDE neon. One thing is clear: the design has changed a lot, so much so that some users may find it a bit difficult to get used to it, although it has always been said that it is easy to get used to the good.

Plasma System Monitor replaces KSysGuard

Compared to KSysGuard, what is expected to be called Plasma System Monitor in Spanish looks a generation or two more modern. We will have the panel on the left, where we will see an overview, the applications that are running, the history and active processes, but we can also add more pages. As I have already mentioned, I was not complaining about KSysGuard, but the new app is on another level.

On the other hand, something that is less exciting but no less important, is also available Plasma Disks, which is a tool that will analyze the health of our hard drives and whose project page you have in this link. Basically, starting with the Plasma 5.20 that will not arrive in Kubuntu until April 2021 due to a dependency issue, the operating system will warn us if our disk is failing, which can help us to start taking measures or simply to consider replacing it with another.

Kubuntu has already announced that These two apps are available in the latest Hirsute Hippo Daily Build, work which will be officially launched in just over 4 months.


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