Thursday, July 26, 2012

Use "free" to monitor memory usage continuously

The "free" command is used to display the memory usage info of your computer. But with the normal "free" command, you get the info only once. To use "free" to display the memory usage of your computer continuously, you can use the "-s" option with the "free" command. For example, to display the info every 2 seconds, you can use the following command:

free -s 2

With this command, the memory usage will be printed continuously in the terminal after every 2 seconds.

Another way you can try is to combine the "watch" command with "free". For example, to get the memory usage info every 2 seconds using "watch" and "free", the command you can use is:
watch -n 2 free

And you will have an output like this:

LibreOffice Conference 2012: 17th - 19th October

We are proud to announce today, July 25th, that The Document Foundation presents the second annual LibreOffice Conference event, which will be held in Berlin, Germany.

The LibreOffice Conference 2012 event will take place between 17th and 19th October, 2012, and it will gather people interested in the development of the best free, cross-platform office suite, LibreOffice.

The event is also a great opportunity for all LibreOffice developers, community members, and hackers to meet and share their knowledge.

For more information about the LibreOffice Conference 2012 event you can check out the official wiki page provided by The Document Foundation.

Scheduled to be launched on August 1st, LibreOffice 3.6 is a major release of the office suite, bringing a slightly revamped and clean interface, as well as numerous new features for all its components.