Just like in MS Windows, in Ubuntu too we can get a list of your current hardware (, , RAM etc) and software. But unless you like to use the command-line, you’ll have to install a GUI manually. There are several ones that you can try but if you love simplicity
that gets the job done.If you’re looking for a similar tool which is slightly richer in features then try “i-nex”. The UI is also very similar to the CPU-G but it has few additional features that aren’t visible in CPU-G as well.The tabbed interface is easy to use but we cannot change the window size, which would’ve been better since it helps to see all tabs at once without having to click the “arrow” buttons (if you have a big screen for instance). But that’s just a minor issue.A quick look at some of its main features …*. Shows your
information such as: Vendor, processor family, cache sizes, stepping, power features, cores etc. And if you click on the “CPU Info” button, it’ll take you to an on-line database that gives you few other additional detals.*. Motherboard related info (again vendor, type, BIOS, manufacture date etc).*.
hardware details.*. GPU related info such as: Vendor, RAM size, , supported resolutions (also lets you change resolutions from its window) and more.*. Details of any attached storage devices such as: CD/DVD devices, USB, Hard Disks etc (including the currently mounted partitions and ).*. The OS version, distribution name, GCC/Xorg file versions, Architecture, Timezone, OS release code name, installed packages etc.*. Battery related details.*. Under “Kernel”: Well, it displays your Kernel version ;-).*. The currently used/total physical RAM,
and the total virtual memory (shared, free, used, buffer etc).*. Under the ‘Internet’ tab it displays the your current web browser’s version and installed network hardware controller data.*. Also lets you take screenshots.You can install i-nex in Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot, 11.04 Natty Narwhal, 10.10 and 10.04 by . Since it’s written in “Gambas” (a programming language) we’ll have to enable the Gambas PPA as well.For both of those purposes,
the below commands into your Terminal window.sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nemh/gambas3sudo add-apt-repository ppa:eloaders/i-nex-dailysudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get install i-nexThat should do it.Related Posts
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