Tip: discover and terminate high CPU processes (Linux)

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A quick tip to get the dust out of our blog 🙂

If you hear the fan of your computer going way up, most likely that was because some application or process is using too much CPU. Find out which one and terminate it by:

  1. Open the terminal

  2. Run “top”

  3. Press “k” and the number on “pid” column of the process which appears on the top of the list.

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