(Last Updated On: March 3, 2019)

Welcome to today’s guide on how to install and use Stacer Linux Optimizer and Monitoring tool. Stacer is an open source system optimizer and monitoring application designed to help you manage entire system with different aspects. We can call it an all in one system utility.

Here at computingforgeeks, we value Monitoring and system optimization and all its chattels which can be viewed as building blocks for better infrastructure. In this post, we will cover the installation and usage of Stacer Linux System Optimizer & Monitoring tool on Ubuntu / Debian and CentOS.

Features of Stacer Linux System Optimizer

You can perform the following actions from Stacer GUI.

  • Manage Startup Applications
  • Perform system cleanup – package caches, Application Logs, Crash reports, Trash & application caches.
  • Stop running services and enable/disable start on boot.
  • Check running processes and optionally stop them
  • List all installed packages and use its uninstall function
  • Monitor system CPU, memory and network utilization.
  • Manage Repositories – Add, remove, enable or disable.
  • Configure Gnome – Window Manager and Appearanc

Install Stacer Linux System Optimizer on Ubuntu

For the installation of Stacer on Ubuntu, we will use PPA repository which contain the latest packages. Add the repository to your system using below commands.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:oguzhaninan/stacer

Press <Enter> key when prompted to install it.

Linux System Optimizer and Monitoring
https://github.com/oguzhaninan/Stacer
More info: https://launchpad.net/~oguzhaninan/+archive/ubuntu/stacer
Press [ENTER] to continue or Ctrl-c to cancel adding it.
Hit:1 http://ke.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic InRelease
Get:2 http://ke.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates InRelease [88.7 kB]
Get:3 http://ppa.launchpad.net/linuxuprising/java/ubuntu bionic InRelease [15.9 kB]
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Once the repo is added, update system and install Stacer.

sudo apt update
sudo apt -y install stacer

Install Stacer Linux System Optimizer on Debian / CentOS

For Debian and CentOS Linux distributions, download the latest .deb or .rpm package from Stacer releases page and install it.

Installation on Debian

sudo dpkg -i stacer*.deb

Installation on CentOS / Fedora

sudo rpm --install stacer*.rpm --nodeps --force

How to use Stacer Linux System Optimizer & Monitoring tool

Launch Stacer from the Applications search area or using command line interface.

For CLI, use:

$ stacer

You should get interface which looks like below

Switch through its tabs to use specific features which comes with Stacer as stated in the features section of this guide.

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