If you have ever used Microsoft Windows and did any kind of over-clocking, or just wanted your system and hardware information, then you now about CPU-Z.
When I started using Linux, I didn’t care so much about over-clocking, but I definitely wanted quick access to various system related information such as such as graphics cards, processors, and hard drives…etc. I generally used the pre-installed system profiler, but then I found I-Nex.
The main difference between I-Nex and other system/hardware information GUI tools in Linux, is the information is better organized and displays quicker. Also,the presentation of information is quite a bit nicer (similar to that of CPU-Z for Windows). The slideshow below shows a few snapshots of I-Nex in Linux Mint.
To install I-Nex, you first need to add the repository, Then update and install. I used the following to install I-Nex to Linux Mint, and should work for any Ubuntu or Debian derivatives. Just go ahead and perform the following operation in the terminal:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:i-nex-development-team/stable $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install i-nex
I-Nex also provides some other useful features which can be accessed in the bottom left toolbar, that CPU-Z does not.
The button with the camera icon lets you take a screenshot of the current tab and save it as a JPG or PNG.
Clicking the printer icon lets you generate a fairly exhaustive report by selecting the information you want in the report.
Using I-Nex, you can quickly and easily collect information about your devices and system, without clicking around in the system settings, or using complex commands in the terminal, and the information presented is visually appealing.
I-Nex provides all the basic information about your hardware and distribution, so is useful for debugging and simply providing you with the information you want when you need it.