"GNU/Linux is bursting with information about the system on
which it runs. The system's hardware and memory, its Internet link
and current processes, the latest activity of each user--all this
information and more is available. And, despite such desktop tools
as the KDE Control Center or GNOME's System Monitor, the easiest
place to get all the system information available is still the
"In many cases, you can view system information via specific
commands. Some of these commands are written specifically to give
information, while other commands that are mainly intended to alter
the system in some way just happen to include parameters for
viewing the current state of the system..."
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