I-Nex is an open source application that provides users with a Linux alternative to the Windows application CPU-Z, used for viewing detailed information about the hardware components of a PC or laptop.
Features at a glance
The software can display information about connected USB devices, installed packages (e.g. X.Org Server, Linux kernel, etc.), network devices, CPU, BIOS, motherboard, RAM, GPU, sound card, and disk drives.
It gathers the hardware information using various command-line utilities that are available by default in any Linux-based operating system, and displays them using a tabbed and straightforward graphical user interface (GUI).
The GUI uses tabs and gives users quick access to hardware information
The main sections (tabs) of the application are CPU, GPU, Mobo (Motherboard, BIOS, Chassis, Product), Audio, Drives, System, Kernel, Memory, Network, and USB/Input. While users can resize the interface, they can navigate between the aforementioned tabs using back and forward buttons.
The CPU section allows users to view detailed information about the central processing unit, including its threads, integrated GPU (Graphics Processing Unit), flags, address size, temperature, memory, hardware virtualization, and many more.
The GPU section offers information about your dedicated graphics cards and the attached monitor, such as manufacturer, serial number, name, status, DPMS, memory, and supported resolutions.
The Mobo section will provide detailed info about the motherboard (vendor, name, etc.), BIOS version and vendor, chassis vendor, type, version and asset, as well as product name and version.
While on the Audio tab you can view information about the integrated or dedicated sound cards, on the Drives section you’ll find details about the installed hard/solid disk drives, such as model, vendor, mount point, UUID, real size, filesystem type, etc.
The System tab will display information about the currently installed Linux distribution, including the desktop environment, themes and window manager used, as well as the hostname, timezone, GLX version, GNU Make version, X.Org version, GCC version, and architecture.
The Kernel, Memory and Network sections allow users to view the currently installed Linux kernel package and the command-line used on boot, total, used and free RAM and SWAP, as well as the name and vendor of the network card, and the received and sent network packages.
Lastly, the USB/Input section offers detailed info about the currently attached USB devices, such as CD/DVD unit, USB flash drive or external hard disk drive, as well as the peripheral devices, such as keyboard and mouse.