Benchmarking means measuring the speed at which a computer system will execute a computing task, in a way that will allow comparison between different hardware/software combinations. It does not involve user-friendliness, aesthetic or ergonomic considerations or other subjective judgment.
HardInfo is a system profiler and benchmark for Linux systems. It can gather information about your computer and operating system, perform a variety of benchmarks, and export the data to an HTML file.
Ubuntu users can install Hardinfo via the terminal using:
sudo apt-get install hardinfo
To download the source code use this link
Then use the standard
tar -xzvf filename
These are unsupported and may be outdated.
- git clone git://github.com/lpereira/hardinfo.git
This will create a hardinfo subdirectory. To update the source, issue the command
- git pull
inside this directory. Optionally, a GIT snapshot is also available.
The easiest way to browse the reports is to run them all by generating an HTML page. Click the Generate Report button on the toolbar, and select the information you want included. Generating a report including the benchmarks could take a few minutes depending on how fast your computer is.
If you are unsure about how to interpret the results, Hardinfo displays a line towards the bottom – giving you some additional information about the test results.