I really am a Linux fan but my comments here may not show it. Although I'm quite familiar with Linux CLI to administer servers, I find Linux GUI OS's like Ubuntu at times very clunky.
This is partially because there's no such thing as a "self-made" Linux from scratch where the UIwas designed by a single team. Linux is made up of several different projects that are generally completely separate and this lack of integratiion is a key issue that makes things f........
The binary "iostat" comes from the package "sysstat" and is available on all Linux/Unix like platforms.
Use the "-m" option to give you what you probably want, which is to see in MB/s how much bandwidth each disk is doing.
Linux 22.214.171.124 ((none)) 04/16/10
avg-cpu: %user %nice %system %iowait %steal %idle
gnuCash is available for all main platforms, Linux/Unix, MacOS (FreeBSD anyway), and Windows.
You can download gnuCash free from here.
It does seem to be fairly full featured and somewhat straight forward, but like so many programs it is missing a few key features or things don't work quite right.
It doesn't support importation of CSV files, which is a big minus. And the developers rather than wanting to add support have just dec........