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I-Nex is an application that gathers information for hardware components available on your system and displays it using an user interface similar to the popular Windows tool CPU-Z.

I-Nex can display information for the following components: CPU, GPU, Motherboard, Sound, Hard disks, RAM, Network and USB as well as some system info like the hostname, Linux distribution and version, Xorg, GCC, GLX versions and Linux Kernel info.

Besides being able to display hardware information, I-Nex can also generate an advanced report for which you can select what to include and optionally send the report to a service such as Pastebin (and others). It also features an option to take a screenshot of the I-Nex window directly from the application.

The difference between I-Nex and the other hardware information GUI tools available for Linux (we wrote about some of them a while back) is that the information is better organized and is displayed faster (than lshw-gtk for instance). Also, the hardware information is presented in a way that's easier to understand than other such tools.

The only downside is that I-Nex uses a very new Gambas3 version for the user interface so you have to add a PPA for Gambas3, even on Ubuntu 13.04.

Here are some I-Nex screenshots:

Note: just like with others such tools to list hardware information, the data it displays is not always 100% accurate!

Install I-Nex in Ubuntu

Like I was saying above, you must add the Gambas3 PPA along with the I-Nex PPA to be able to install I-Nex in Ubuntu. To add both PPAs and install I-Nex in Ubuntu 12.04 and newer, use the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nemh/gambas3
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:i-nex-development-team/stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install i-nex

Then, launch I-Nex from the menu / Dash.

Arch Linux users can install the latest I-Nex from BZR via AUR.

For other Linux distributions, download the I-Nex source from Launchpad. But remember that you need a pretty new Gambas3 for I-Nex to work (I've tested it with Gambas3 3.3.4). There are also deb files available for download on Launchpad, but you won't be able to install them unless you add the Gambas3 PPA above (first command).

If you encounter bugs, report them @ Launchpad.

application seen on lffl.org