Does anyone know of one? If so, what is it?
While shopping for a laptop or any pc , I've discovered it really helps to go into a retail store and run the recent ubuntu 8.10 live. Ubuntu has some "propriety hardware detection" software, but I've discovered much to my dissapointment that live ubuntu doesn't come with a program that shows specs as specific as Windows xp "device manager"
Sisoft Sandra for Windows was always a classic.
So is this:
Is there any distro with something that has a good offline hardware recognition software with good diagnostics features so that I can boot it and see what it does?