Open Source SIW Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to SIW is Hardinfo, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to SIW and nine of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to SIW are WinAudit (Free, Open Source), Hardware Lister (Free, Open Source), CPU Info (Free, Open Source) and hwinfo (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 13, 2020

    1. Hardinfo is a system information and benchmark tool for Linux. It shows detailed system info, including hardware, environment, and kernel. It can use lm_sensors and ACPI for temperature and battery information. It also has four CPU banchmarks and two FPU benchmarks.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.5.1, released in April 2009, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      WinAudit is an inventory utility for Windows computers. It creates a comprehensive report on a machine's configuration, hardware and software. WinAudit is free, open source and can be used or distributed by anyone.
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      It actually lists software unlike the other listed alternatives.
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    2. lshw (Hardware Lister) is a small tool to provide detailed information on the hardware configuration of the machine. It can report exact memory configuration, firmware version, mainboard configuration, CPU version and speed, cache configuration, bus speed, etc.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      CPU Info provide main information about hardware and software of your device.
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    3. hwinfo/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.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      sysinfo is a graphical tool that is able to display some hardware and software information about the computer it is run on.

      Discontinued

      The Sysinfo website is down and Sourceforge reports the last update as being from 2013

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      gatotray is a tiny CPU monitor displaying several stats graphically (usage, temperature, frequency) in small space, and tight on resources.
    4. Dmidecode reports information about your system's hardware as described in your system BIOS according to the SMBIOS/DMI standard.
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    5. GtkSysinfo is a perl-Gtk2 software for Linux which makes it possible to obtain a maximum of informations about the system such as temperature(with lm_sensors) , CPU frequency, hardware(with PciUtils) , network , ACPI and orther information.

      Discontinued

      Last Update: 2013-03-13. See https://sourceforge.net/projects/gtksysinfo/

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