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I am total noob in Linux. I wanna know what is the equivalent of "My Computer" in Ubuntu 11.04. I want to check my computer specs such as Processor Speed, Memory, and etc.

Whenever I check properties in Home Folder it only gives me the HD capacity. I also tried looking at System Settings but I can't find it there. Please help.

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Hit Super (Start button in windows) , Type and and open System Monitor.

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For full details system information use HardInfo : Click to install.

HardInfo can display information about both your system's hardware and operating system.

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Very useful and precious tool – Laurent06000 Oct 10 at 1:44
Does HardInfo tell me about my computer's graphics properties, like video drivers, etc? – SarahofGaia Nov 7 at 17:28

for command line solutions, you can use the command lshw.

Install it if needed:

sudo apt-get install lshw

then run something like

sudo lshw -html > mySpecs.html

then check the html file.

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Thank you for adding HTML solution as well. – Rafael Apr 9 at 6:44
I corrected my answer, since "sysinfo" is not even used. – Yul Otani Jun 15 at 14:18

WEB UPD8 has a detail guide on this topic.

In short, you could use lshw (command-line or gtk), hardinfo, sysinfo to get what you want.

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Thanks so much bro... – Moron Aug 3 '11 at 9:24


lshw | less

Comment : lshw-> ls(list) hw(hardware)

should give you what you need. On ec2 14.04 I found it pre installed so I am going to assume its part of Ubuntu 14.04 package now and you do not need to exclusively install it

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