SIW Alternatives for Linux

    SIW is not available for Linux but there are some alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative 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 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to SIW are Hardware Lister (Free, Open Source), Sysinfo (Free, Open Source), hwinfo (Free, Open Source) and gatotray (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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    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
      • 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

    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
      gatotray is a tiny CPU monitor displaying several stats graphically (usage, temperature, frequency) in small space, and tight on resources.


      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Linpack is a benchmark and the most aggressive stress testing software available today. Best used to test stability of overclocked PCs. Linpack tends to crash unstable PCs in a shorter period of time compared to other stress testing applications.
    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. PassMark BurnInTest is a software tool that allows all the major sub-systems of a computer to be simultaneously stress tested for endurance, reliability and stability.
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    6. 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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