I would prefer to see net and cpu activity as graphs instead of bars. the same applies to memory usage, but that's not so critical. As a programmer, I test things a lot, including how much cpu, memory, and network certain software uses. With only a bar, that means I have to stare at the bar constantly while doing things to see what effect these things I am doing have. With a graph, I can concentrate on doing stuff, then check the results later. The graph also gives more context, by laying the three on top of each other I can track changes between the three and see if a spike in one is related to a spike in another. That's also why I like to stretch these graphs all across the screen and set them to one second updates, that gives me several minutes worth of data, and I can track quick spikes. At the moment only cpu offers a graph, I have to use some other tool to graph network and memory usage.
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