[Article proposal] below: An interactive resource monitor for modern Linux systems

Hi, we’re currently working on getting below packaged into Fedora (Overview - rpms/rust-below - src.fedoraproject.org). We (the below developers) think below is a really neat tool that beats out existing options (FOSS or otherwise). I’d love to write an article for the magazine if the editors think it’s appropriate.

I’d write about:

  • the problem(s) below solves
  • how to install and use it
  • some of salient features

And since below has a TUI front end, I’d want to include some pretty pictures as well.

Thanks,
Daniel

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If it is software that is packaged in Fedora Linux’s default repositories, then it is definitely good subject matter for the Fedora Magazine.

+1

You can begin writing that article as soon as another editor gives this their “+1”. But we’ll want to hold off on publication until the package is actually available in the Fedora Repositories.

Thanks!

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Looks really cool! I have been a big fan of atop, and this looks like something that could be a good replacement.