• Another good system info utility: CPU-X

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    A while ago, someone posted the suggestion about the program Hardinfo, which is described by its makers as a system profiler and benchmark. Indeed, I have used Hardinfo for a while, and it has always been helpful.

    I just got around to installing it on my G3 laptop (3579) with Kubuntu 22.04, and it works… but the text is microscopic. To say it was hard to read would be understating things!

    There may be a way to get it working normally again, but it’s a program whose last release was quite a few years ago, and it may not be feasible at an end-user level.

    I looked for an alternative, and I found CPU-X, which is in the Ubuntu repo. If you’ve used these kinds of programs in Windows, you’ll surely recognize the UI:

    Screen capture from CPU-X

    This is the third in a series of Linux clones of Windows programs that people use frequently. LinSSID looks very much like InSSIDer, and Kdiskmark is a dead ringer for CrystalDiskMark. If the devs of these programs won’t release Linux versions of their programs, someone else will!

    If you look at the tabs, you can get an idea of the many kinds of information this program can provide. It gave me the bit of info I was looking for (trying to read the firmware version in my G3 to make sure it was what I thought it was).

    Dell XPS 13/9310, i5-1135G7/16GB, Kubuntu 22.04
    XPG Xenia 15, i7-9750H/16GB & GTX1660ti, Kubuntu 22.04

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