Archives For November 30, 1999


The development of CPU-G, a CPU-Z hardware stat tool for Linux, now is continued!

CPU-G is a simple tool that collects and displays information about your CPU, RAM, Motherboard, some general information about your system and more.

This is an application initially developed by Fotis Tsamis and subsequently by Michael Schmöller, Michał Głowienka, Michał Olber. Atareao Team have now decided to continue this project, port it to GTK3 + and improve it as much as possible.

New version of CPU-G is available in PPA for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.10, 14.04, and their derivatives.

How to Install CPU-G:

Select download the latest .deb package of the tool at the link below and click install via Software Center:

Download CPU-G

For those who want to receive future updates for this software via System Updater, launch terminal and run below command to add the atareao team PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao

Type in your password (no visual feedback) when it asks and hit Enter to continue.

Want to check out your system and hardware information? Well, here are two tools that display detailed information about Ubuntu Linux and your computer hardware. They are: HardInfo and I-Nex


I-Nex has a CPU-Z similar interface that displays CPU, GPU, MotherBoard, Audio, Drives, System, Kernel, Memory, Network, USB info in tabs.

I-Nex collects real-time CPU temperature and Memory usage, it also allows to take a screenshot or generate (print) report.

To install I-Nex, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run commands below one by one to get it from PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:i-nex-development-team/stable

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install i-nex

Works on Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 10.04 and Linux Mint.


HardInfo is a system information and benchmark tool available in Ubuntu’s universe repository. It displays a summary of your system information and detailed devices, network, benchmarks. It allows to generate printable reports either in HTML or in plain text formats.

To install this app, just open up Ubuntu Software Center, search for and install hardinfo package.