hwinfo is described as '/libhd are used to probe for the hardware present in the system. It can be used to generate a system overview log which can be later used for support' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 50 alternatives to hwinfo for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is CPU-Z, which is free. Other great apps like hwinfo are Rainmeter (Free, Open Source), Open Hardware Monitor (Free, Open Source), HWiNFO (32/64) (Freemium) and Speccy (Freemium).
read-edid is a pair of tools (originally by John Fremlin) for reading the EDID from a monitor. It should work with most monitors made since 1996 (except for newer ones with 256-byte EDID's - WiP), assuming the video card supports the standard read commands (most do).
DRIconf is a configuration applet for the Direct Rendering Infrastructure. It allows customizing performance and visual quality settings of OpenGL drivers on a per-driver, per-screen and/or per-application level.
Uses information in sysfs (Linux kernels 2.6.0 and later) to list all scsi devices (or hosts) currently attached to the system. Options can be used to control the amount and form of information provided for each device.