Quickly Kill Rogue Apps in Ubuntu with FlashFreeze

Sometimes applications crashes, freeze or otherwise develop an appetite for every last byte of system resources. It doesn’t happen often, but it does happen.

When an application ‘crashes’ it usually doesn’t require any input from you (other than banging your head against the wall at any unsaved work now lost). But applications that decide to ‘hang’ or ‘freeze’ not only get in the way of you carrying on with whatever you were doing but can often max out your system resources – leaving you with no option but to reboot or nose-dive into the command line.

That’s where FlashFreeze by Sergey ‘shnatsel’ Davidoff is of use.