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.


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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  • Does HardInfo tell me about my computer's graphics properties, like video drivers, etc? – SarahofGaia Nov 7 '15 at 17:28
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    This answer does not work anymore in Ubuntu 15.10. There is no Tab System in System Monitor anymore. I opened a new thread about the situation here askubuntu.com/q/715949/25388 – Léo Léopold Hertz 준영 Jan 2 '16 at 11:11

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.

  • I corrected my answer, since "sysinfo" is not even used. – Yul Otani Jun 15 '15 at 14:18
  • seems its part of Ubuntu package now and you do not need to install it. – suhailvs Oct 28 '20 at 10:14


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


WEB UPD8 has a detail guide on this topic.

How To Get Hardware Information In Linux | Web Upd8: Ubuntu / Linux blog

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


If you cannot install lshw, you can try the following:

  • lscpu: list CPU and processor info
  • hwinfo: generic hardware information
  • lspci: PCI busses, including graphics card, network adapter
  • lsblk: list block devices (storate and partitions)
  • df -h: disk free
  • free -h: total, free, used RAM

run sudo lshw -html > server_specs.html the html result is well structured and easy to find information.

also you can use sudo lshw -C {required_type} to see result for your required specification. for example sudo lshw -C memory


inxi is a command line tool that can be used to find the complete system and hardware details. The inxi command below will show you all the possible system and hardware information on Linux:

inxi -Fxz

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