Stacer - Best CCleaner Alternative For Linux
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Stacer – Best CCleaner Alternative For Linux

If you were a Windows user, you may have used CCleaner. It is a system optimizing tool for Windows. But in this Linux realm, Linux doesn’t need that optimization very often.

But if you truly want one, Stacer is the best System Optimizer and Monitoring Tool for Linux. it has a stunning GUI (Graphical User Interface) and is the best CCleaner alternative for Linux.

Stacer – CCleaner Alternative For Linux.

Stacer is a System Optimizer and Monitoring Tool for Linux. It’s an open-source project developed by Oguzhan Inan. You can check Stacer’s GitHub page. Stacer is written mostly in C++. This means it can perform better without any system hiccups.

This system optimizer helps you to monitor the overall Linux system performance. It has a beautiful Dashboard to display Host Info and stats of your system resources like CPU, RAM, Disk, and Network. It is an all-in-one package for Linux.

Now, before we proceed to the installation of Stacer on Linux, let’s see what features it offers.

Features Of Stacer

Stacer is a feature-packed Linux system optimization tool. This open-source application offers many useful features like System Cleaning, Manage Startup Applications, Uninstalling Applications, Hardware Resource Monitor, and much more.

Let’s see all the features in detail.

Dashboard – System Info & Resource Overview

The Dashboard is the first page of Stacer. It shows your CPU, Memory, Disk, and Network Usage in a very nice graphical way. It also shows the System Info like your Hostname, Linux Platform, Distribution, Kernel Release, and CPU Info.

It is the complete overview of your Linux System.

Stacer - Dashboard

Startup Apps – Manage Startup Applications

The Startup Apps page is very convenient to manage startup applications. You can easily –

  • add startup applications
  • enable or disable them using the toggle switch
  • remove them by clicking the cross button.

To add an application at system startup, click on the Add Startup App button, and type the App Name, App Comment, Command, and Save it.

You can also edit an entry using the Pen icon for each listed application.

Stacer - Startup Apps

System Cleaner – Delete Caches & Unwanted Files

If you were a Windows user then you should probably know about CCleaner. People often use it on Windows to clean unwanted files and caches. Stacer does similar things here in Linux. It can clear Package Caches, Crash Reports, Application Logs, Application Caches, and Trash in a single click.

You can delete everything at once or you can manually select what to delete. It is very simple to use and by far the best CCleaner alternative for Linux.

Stacer - System Cleaner Stacer - Clean System

Search – Search Files System-wide

This is a unique feature that allows you to search files system-wide. It is still in beta so you may face bugs. Sometimes it misses the search, crashes, or finds completely wrong results. It is not in a good form for now and needs improvement.

Stacer - Search

Services – Manage System Services

This is an advanced tool for a Linux user. This portion allows you to manage all the Services of your Linux system. You can easily make any specific service Startup at boot just by turning on the first toggle switch. And if you want to turn on/off any service, click the right toggle switch to make it activated/deactivated.

Stacer - Services

Processes – Handle Running Processes

This Processes page allows you to see all the running processes of your Linux system. It is a very minimal and easy-to-understand layout. You can see through all the running processes and find which application is bothering your system. By default, it only shows user processes, but you can see all the root and user processes by clicking the All Processes button. It will then show you all the processes running system-wide.

Here you can see the PID of every single process, Memory usage, and CPU usage. You can select your resource-hungry process and stop it by clicking the End Process button located at the bottom-right corner. You can also search for processes from the Search box.

Stacer - Process

Uninstaller – Uninstall Unwanted Packages

Uninstaller is a very handy feature. You can easily see through all the installed packages and uninstall them that you don’t need anymore. You can also search for packages and uninstall them. But be careful, uninstalling random packages will cause your system to crash. So make sure you select the correct packages to uninstall.

Stacer - Uninstaller

Resources – Detailed Resource Monitor

If you are familiar with Ubuntu System Monitor or Gnome System monitor, this is kinda similar. You can see hardware resources history with nice colored graphs. You can monitor the CPU Usage, Average CPU Load, Disk Read & Write, System Memory, Network, and File System.

This is a very handy feature to monitor all the hardware resources simultaneously.

Stacer - Resources

How To Install Stacer In Linux?

Installing Stacer is very easy. If you are a Ubuntu user or running any Ubuntu-based distros like Linux Mint, Zorin OS, or ElementaryOS then adding the following PPA Repository will let you install Stacer. To install Stacer on the other distros, use the respective method to do so.

Install Stacer On Ubuntu Using PPA

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:oguzhaninan/stacer -y
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install stacer -y

Install Stacer On Debian x64

  1. Download stacer_*_amd64.deb from the Stacer releases page. Download the latest .deb package. The latest version is 1.1.0.
  2. Open the terminal and go to the download location using the cd command.
  3. Run sudo dpkg -i stacer*.deb on the downloaded package.
  4. Launch Stacer using the installed stacer command or from the Application Menu.

Install On Debian Sid / Ubuntu 20.04+

If you are running Debian Unstable or Ubuntu 20.04+ then you can install Stacer using the following command.

sudo apt install stacer

Install Stacer On Fedora

  1. Download stacer_*_amd64.rpm from the Stacer releases page. Download the latest .rpm package. The latest version is 1.1.0.
  2. Open the terminal and go to the download location using the cd command.
  3. Run sudo rpm --install stacer*.rpm --nodeps --force on the downloaded package.
  4. Launch Stacer using the installed stacer command or from the Application Menu.

Install Stacer On Fedora (With DNF)

You can also use the DNF Package manager to install Stacer on Fedora. Use the following command to install Stacer.

sudo dnf install stacer

Install Stacer On Arch Linux

To install Stacer on Arch Linux or any Arch-based Linux distros like Manjaro, Garuda Linux, or EndeavourOS, you need to use AUR (Arch User Repository). Use the following command to install Stacer on Arch Linux.

sudo pamac install stacer

Conclusion

Stacer is an excellent application and a great CCleaner alternative for Linux. Its beautiful interface makes it even better. If you were a Windows user who used to using CCleaner and looking for the best CCleaner alternative for Linux then Stacer would be a great choice for you.

As you have learned how to install Stacer, use it and give us feedback. Did you like it or you have faced any problems? Let us know in the comment section below. Until then, have a nice day.

Published by MUHAMMAD SAFAYAT

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A general user who loves to play with Linux. He is a lazy person and spends most of his time watching Youtube videos. But He is passionate about Linux and FOSS (Free and Open-source Software). He tries different Linux distributions and open-source software to give his opinion and also share knowledge.

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