Want to know something about your PC or operating system and don’t know where to look? Would you like to check the benchmarks that your computer pulls out and can’t find an app that does? The first thing you should try is HardInfo, A small application that shows a lot information about our entire system, Including information on its performance (benchmarks) that has become so famous since we all use a smartphone. And, as with almost everything we use on Linux-based operating systems, the tool is completely free.
How to install HardInfo
HardInfo is available in the repositories that carry Ubuntu by default, so installing it is very easy. Just go to Software Center and search for “HardInfo”. Of course, the package has a very different name (Performance Analyzer and System Comparison), but as only one result appears, it has no loss. Just select it and click on install.
If you want, you can click on THIS LINK and it will take you directly to the download of the Software Center. And if you like Terminal, just type the following:
sudo apt-get install hardinfo
How to use HardInfo
Using HardInfo is as easy as installing it. All we have to do is choose which section on the left we want to see the information on, information we will see on the right. As you can see in the image that heads this post, we have all the information of our team. If there is something that should appear on the right and we do not see it, we click on «Refresh»(Refresh) and will appear. This is something that needs to be done, especially in the benchmarks section or else we will see the results of the latest analysis.
The truth is that HardInfo is one must have which I think should come installed by default. In OS X almost all of this appears in the system information, but I have to admit that HardInfo is more complete. What do you think?