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ubuntu hardware information

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


UPDATE 2019-1: I-Nex support ends at Ubuntu 17.04! Use Hardinfo instead which is available in Ubuntu Software

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.

I-Nex cpu information

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.

hardinfo ubuntu information

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