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I have purchased new Dell 15 3521 Pentium Dual Core 3rd Generation Laptop having Operating system UBUNTU. I am unable to see information about system properties like Installed memory(RAM), Processor etc. Kindly help

Not able to view WebCam & has 1.0MP, is there any software needs to install/download or can view directly.

What is the latest UBUNTU Operating system available now.

Please give answer.

Thank you, Srinath

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Install Sysinfo from the Ubuntu Software Center. Sysinfo is a graphical tool that is able to display some hardware and software information about the computer it is run on.

It is able to recognize information about:

  • System (Linux distribution release, versions of GNOME, kernel, gcc and Xorg and hostname)
  • CPU (vendor identification, model name, frequency, level2 cache, bogomips, model numbers and flags)
  • Memory (total system RAM, free memory, swap space total and free, cached, active, inactive memory)
  • Storage (IDE interface, all IDE devices, SCSI devices)
  • Hardware (motherboard, graphic card, sound card, network devices)
  • NVIDIA graphic card: only with NVIDIA display driver installed

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Cheese is a tool to take pictures and videos from your webcam. Cheese can be installed using the Ubuntu Software Center.

The latest version of Ubuntu is Ubuntu 13.10. The next long term support version of Ubuntu is Ubuntu 14.04, which will be released in April of this year. Ubuntu 13.10 can be upgraded directly to Ubuntu 14.04.

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Thanks Karel for your information, kindly can you tell me how to install sysinfo to check further details as you mentioned - Srinath – user234466 Jan 14 '14 at 10:22
From the terminal run sudo apt-get install sysinfo or else you can install Sysinfo from the Ubuntu Software Center. Not much else I can add, except that Sysinfo is a graphical application, so when you open it you will see that everything is there so it's easy to find whatever you are looking for. – karel Jan 14 '14 at 10:38
Karel, as you said installed sysinfo from the Ubuntu Software Center. Now how to view required details as I am unable to view same – user234466 Jan 16 '14 at 18:58
And how to upgrade version from 12.04 to 12.10 to 13.04.. how much time/MB requires to do this as I was using 1GB 3G within some time all data consumed with nil & not aware how much data consumption/time for version change. Kindly reply. Thanks – user234466 Jan 16 '14 at 19:01
1. Search for Sysinfo in the Dash, click the Sysinfo icon and then do like it shows in my screenshot. 2. Ubuntu 13.04 will be End of Life in just 11 more days, so don't upgrade to 13.04!!! Wait until April and upgrade directly to Ubuntu 14.04, another Long Term Support release. An upgrade will probably eat about 600-800MB of data including all the application package updates. It's too bad that you have to pay for 3G, that sounds expensive. – karel Jan 16 '14 at 20:26

Have you tried SystemMonitor? As far i know it comes installed by default but if it's not installed try:

1- Open your terminal (ctrl+alt+t);

2- type: sudo apt-get install gnome-system-monitor;

3- type your password;

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Thank you Eddie got it thru default system monitor. I am able to see processor as Intel Pentium but my laptop is with Pentium dual core 3rd generation. How to check this. Thanks, Kindly reply – user234466 Jan 14 '14 at 10:20


There is a detailed article on the subject at this link. .

However you can use this command at the terminal

sudo lshw -short

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