System Information

Steven Vollom stevenvollom at
Fri Sep 26 20:58:51 BST 2008

Dotan Cohen wrote:
> 2008/9/26 Michael Salsman <msalsman at>:
>> Steven,
>> I know that this would be considered going to the dark side, but if you
>> still had a Windoze O/S still installed on that laptop, you can get great
>> information on what's inside the case with a utility called Belarc Advisor.
>> It's a free download for one machine, and can tell you all sorts of
>> information about the hardware, as well as the software, operating system
>> (as long as it's Microsoft).  I wish someone would write a utility like that
>> for Linux.
> What features does that program have that you cannot find in
> kinfocenter or with one of the command line utilities? Let's identify
> what is needed.
>> Check out ....  It would be a good way to start if you
>> already have Microsoft installed, and you are either getting ready to dump
>> it for a GOOD operating system, or at a minimum set it up for dual-booting.
> Microsoft is not installed, it is a software company. And even on my
> Linux computer, I have Microsoft software installed.
It is not right for a person to be embarrassed this much on the same 
day.  I remember looking at this the first day I installed Kubuntu.  It 
was so confusing that I never went back.  The good news is that it is 
not quite as confusing today.  And the only thing missing that I could 
use right now is an identifier for the Motherboard.

This has been one of my better days this past three years.  I have 
gotten more help, learned more about how to use my system and finally 
have been able to use this forum.

I hope to be able to contribute more from now on.

Thanks again.

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