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Analysing system performance with ‘Top’

There are literally hundreds of guides on the Internet detailling how to use the ‘top’ command. A very handy command-line tool that has come with UNIX since back in the dark ages, however not all of these guides are directed flatly at the new Linux user. This one won’t go into loads of detail but will give you the basics. Why would I want to run ‘top’ ? Top is a great utility to find out if your Linux machine is running slowly,…