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hardinfo – system hardware stats & benchmarking tool

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A few days ago I was asked by a reader to recommend a ‘system info’ tool. I, foolishly, assumed everyone already knew about ‘Hardinfo‘ ” an awesome system hardware profiler and benchmarking application  – but it seems not, so here is a quick rundown on one of the best system tools for Ubuntu.

Hardinfo main window

”HardInfo can gather information about your system’s hardware and operating system, perform benchmarks, and generate printable reports either in HTML or in plain text formats. “

Benchmarking options in Hardinfo

The benchmark tools are what make Hardinfo different from other general system stat apps and compare your CPU performance to other well-known processors/speeds ” a mildly interesting way to waste a few minutes.

Other than that there isn’t a lot to say because it simply does what it says on the tin. It provides a wide range of categories and information and if you’re looking for a system profiler you can stop: this is it.onelick