Yesterday I posted a list of terminal commands for gathering information about your system from the command line. For today, here are a few graphical utilities for the same job.
Install from the package sysinfo
Sysinfo has a nice and simple interface, but displays less information than some of the other software here. Some sections use a drop down area to reveals extra information. Sysinfo is great if it has the details you need.
Install from the package hardinfo
I’ve written about Hardinfo before, but it does more than benchmarking. Hardinfo can generate very detailed but easy to understand reports in HTML format.
Install from the package lshw-gtk
lshw-gtk is a graphical interface to the lshw utility. It sorts information into multiple scrolling lists. The launcher is hidden away in the
System->Preferences menu, but you will get more data running from the command
line with sudo. lshw-gtk provides fairly detailed reports.
Included in Ubuntu
Ubuntu has its own device manager included by default in the
System->Preferences menu, which uses HAL to gather information. It’s not easy
to sort through all the devices, but it provides lots detail and is available on
every GNOME desktop.