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Old 11-23-2008, 11:13 PM   #1
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A good live distro with a good hardware diagnostic & profiling program?

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?
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Not sure, but take a look at ubcd, it has a lot of good info and diagnostics programs packed on it. I always keep one around:
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the mandriva dvd has nifty testing


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