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Ubuntu: To see RAM per GUI

Posted on 2011-09-13
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Hi,

1) I am a Windows guy
- For Example: When I have a Windows XP workstation
- I want to know how much RAM (or memory) in this machine
- I will "right-click" my computer, Select Properties; and under the general tab, I will see the RAM

2)I now have a Linux Workstation (Ubuntu 10.04.3)
- I want to know how much RAM in this machine

3) The Goal: To find out (per GUI) how much RAM that this Ubuntu linux workstation has?

4) Would you somebody show me the PATH (to achieve the goal in # 3)?

5) Thanks

tjie
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Hi,

this article explains it all:

http://www.ubuntugeek.com/how-to-see-your-system-information-in-ubuntu-10-10-maverick-using-sysinfo.html

Basically you'll have to install sysinfo via Software Center and apt-get and you'll find under
applications --> system tool --> sysinfo a new box called sysinfo which will show the information you desire.

Have fun!

wmp
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Hi wmp,

1) This sysinfo is a kind 3rd party software ...

2) So by DEFAULT, ubuntu does not have the capability that I describe it in my question above?

tjie
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It's not third party, it's Open Source just like Ubuntu itself, and it is in the Ubuntu software repository. So it's in a way part of Ubuntu. It just doesn't get installed by default, that's all.
Click "More Info" in the Software Center for details.

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Practically everything you use, including your GUI desktop, and everything on it, is all 3rd party software.
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