When comparing GKrellM vs htop, the Slant community recommends htop for most people. In the question“What are the best system monitors for Linux?” htop is ranked 1st while GKrellM is ranked 9th. The most important reason people chose htop is:
You can scroll down to any process that you want to kill and just press `F9` or `k` to kill it.
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Pro Customize what to monitor
Users can easily set GKrellM to monitor what they like (depending on what monitors are supported by their PC) such as CPU usage (which can be set to monitor each core individually), as well as temperatures and fan speeds.
Pro Many available plugins
The uses of the monitor can be expanded with available plugins ranging from weather information to TIVO information.
Pro Set up alerts
Through the settings one can set alarms and warning for each monitor, which allows one to always stay informed if anything is getting above what their set limits are.
Pro Easily kill any process
You can scroll down to any process that you want to kill and just press
k to kill it.
Pro Important information all in one place
htop is a terminal application which displays all running processes in an ordered list view. There's just one view of htop which displays everything. This avoids needless navigation through different views which usually is very time consuming.
Pro Has process tree view
Con Default theme is not that great looking
The theme that comes by default for GKrellM is not really appealing to the eye and sadly many of the available themes are not that much better with fuzzy text and bad color choices.
Con Lacks VIM bindings
Navigation is difficult if you have VIM bindings in your muscle memory.