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What is the equivalent of Windows System Properties or Device Manager?

I provide technical support for several high schools in Spain and I have been building up a inventory of the schools machines. On the windows only computers I normally run PC Wizard to quickly get a good overview of the machines hardware, software and network settings. Is there an equivalent tool preferable with a GUI and an export option to html or pdf in Ubuntu.

I have tried a few options such as: Gnomes gconf-editor hardinfo (GUI) lshw (CLI)

I'm just looking for an all in one application that builds a detailed profile of the installed software, hardware and network setting of a particular machine.

I have found Sysinfo which is quite good, it displays the most important hardware info and allows you to save it to a text file with a neat GUI. I'm still looking for a more complete solution but it's a good start.

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marked as duplicate by izx, RobotHumans, belacqua, Mitch, John S Gruber Aug 21 '12 at 4:33

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Similar Question What is the equivalent of Windows System Properties in Ubuntu? – izx Jun 21 '12 at 14:51
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I had a look at the link mentioned by izx and tried all the options suggested and the one that meets the needs of the question is System Profiler and Benchmark

It gives a huge amount of information for easily adding equipment to an inventory and more importantly it has the option to save it in HTML format.

System Profiler and Benchmark

I think that this is a legitimately different question that will help people looking for Ubuntu equivalents of two very popular Windows inventory applications Belarc and PC Wizard.

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Thanks for adding your answer; I agree it's a different question and is helpful. Please remember to accept your own answer (you must wait at least 2 days after posting the question) – izx Jun 22 '12 at 9:08
Thanks for feedback and tips they are always welcome – CoalaWeb Jun 22 '12 at 9:21

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