CPU-Z for Linux?: 6 Free Linux System Profilers
A system profiler is a utility that presents information
about the hardware attached to a computer. Having access to hard
information about your hardware can be indispensable when you need to
establish exactly what hardware is installed in your
machine. For example, the information will help a technical
support individual diagnose problems, or help to evaluate whether a
system will support certain software or hardware.
This type of software lets individuals establish hardware
details without opening the computer case. This may not be an option if
you do not have direct access to the hardware, relying on the internet
to connect to the machine. System profilers let you remotely
interrogate a system.
In Windows circles, CPU-Z is a popular freeware tool that
gathers information on the main devices of a system without having to
conduct technical and manual searching. CPU-Z lays out the raw
technical data out to read in easy-to-read tables and is well
presented. For Linux, there are a number of good utilities that offer
the same type of information, providing essential and extended hardware
about the entire system. We have chosen the finest console based
utilities as well as tools with attractive graphical user interfaces in
the style of CPU-Z. Each application featured in this article is
released under an open source license.
Now, let's explore the 6 system profilers at hand. For
each title we have compiled its own portal page, a full description
with an in-depth analysis of its features, a screenshot, together with
links to relevant resources and reviews.
||Python based alternative to CPU-Z
based alternative to CPU-Z
||Reports information about system hardware according to
the SMBDIOS/DMI standard
Profiler and Benchmark
||Reporting tool for i7, i5, i3 CPUs
and graphical tool extracting detailed information
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Last Updated Tuesday, November 04 2014 @ 03:35 AM EST