Ubuntu – the equivalent of Windows System Properties or Device Manager

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I am new to Ubuntu. In Windows, if I want to know my system properties/configuration, I can see it by going to Control Panel and clicking on the System icon. I can also get a detailed list of the hardware detected/installed by going to the Device Manager.

What are the equivalents of these features in Ubuntu, where a user can see his or her system properties and hardware configuration, like RAM, CPU/processor, hard disk capacity, etc.?

Example of Windows System Properties:

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Best Answer

For Basic Information

Go to Settings, and under System, click on Details for basic information:

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For Detailed Information (like Windows Device Manager)

  • Search for "system" in Software Center, and install System Profiler and Benchmark:

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  • Then run it from the Launcher (type "system" if it isn't there already), and you will see a detailed list of hardware that you can expand further by category:

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  • This tool also allows you to run benchmarks to compare how your system performs relative to other common computers.

  • Scroll down for examples of CPU and RAM information.

Other system-specific tools and console (terminal) tools

Please see Luis Alvarado's excellent exhaustive answer with screenshots to this question, just above or below this one.

Examples of CPU and RAM information as shown in System Profiler

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