We all like to learn a little bit about our computers and how they stack up against others. Even if not, the information might be valuable to others trying to diagnose a problem with your machine. There are many ways to discover information about your hardware in Linux, but none of them have come close to the ease-of-use of HardInfo (install).
HardInfo takes everything it can find about your system and presents it in an organized fashion. There’s no need to dig through the output of lspci or run a few commands to find out some network statistics; it’s all right there in front of you.
One key feature that makes HardInfo valuable is its ability to quickly generate a system report. This can be very useful to bug triagers, developers, or your laptop’s eBay listing.
Finally, HardInfo is a great tool to use to rank your system against other machines with various benchmarks, which can tell you if your machine is running at full speed or if something is going terribly wrong. These are also included in the generated reports.
Overall: great tool, easy to use, useful for everyone. Give it a try.