Utilities wanted please

Bevin Watson bevin_watson at optusnet.com.au
Wed Jul 23 12:43:41 BST 2008

On Wed, 2008-07-23 at 16:27 +1000, Owen Townend wrote:
> 2008/7/23 The Wassermans <dwass at optusnet.com.au>:
> > I am a new Ubuntu user still trying to ditch the vestiges of my
> > dependence on Windows.
> >
> > There are a few very useful utilities that I will miss very dearly if I
> > can't replace them with a Linux equivalent:-
> >
> > *A keyboard generated macro which is very useful for inputting certain
> > strings of text. This utility allows me to input repetitive information
> > such as Credit Card numbers, Email addresses on the fly. (AutoHotkey is
> > only for Windows but it's exactly what I need)
> This I'm not so sure about as I have not had need to do this myself.
> I instead keep some information in the Opera Browser's specfic
> autocomplete forms.
> (tools->preferences->wand)
There are sure to be some add-ons to firefox to manage this, although I
think Opera does this better.  Part of the fun is trying them out!
> >
> > *A utility that allows me to monitor CPU temperature and CPU fan speed.
> One option is to install 'lm-sensors' and 'sensors-applet' then you
> can add monitors to the gnome panel.
> Add one for each sensor you wish to see. You can then configure each
> instance to monitor a different sensor.
> There are screenshots on the project page here:
> http://sensors-applet.sourceforge.net/index.php?content=screenshots
> >
> > *A utility that lists installed Hardware information by make and model.
> 'lshw' is a commandline utility that is capable of outputting this
> kind of information.
> There are also other commands specific to a bus type such as 'lspci'
> and 'lsusb'.
> cheers,
> Owen.
lshw-gtk gives you a nice graphical front-end to lshw.  You can get it
via Synaptic

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