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Is it possible to make a Java program with web start or php program that reads out all the hardware specs?

Like:

What OS do I have?
What processor do I have?
Total amount of memory?
Total amount of free memory?
Software installed: (like mysql server, exchange server, ...)
Hard disks:
    Total diskspace
    Free diskspace
    amount of rpm

So that when you visit a website and you click on, what are my specs, it reads out the information.
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by:CEHJ
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Easiest way would be to use Web Start yes. It would have to be a signed app. You could Runtime.exec something like hwinfo
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But then hwinfo needs to be installed on the computer who is running it?

Can't if be that it could be like http://www.whatismyip.com/? So that no hwinfo needs to be installed.
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>>Can't if be that it could be like http://www.whatismyip.com/?

That's not a good analogy ;)

If you want to avoid installing stuff (and i don't blame you) then the following alternatives might help

a. use the hardware info options that are common to Linux without special apps. This would either be the /proc filesystem or common utilities that use /proc in most cases
b. try to get a statically-linked version of hwinfo so that no installation is needed
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Not 100% what i asked
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>>Not 100% what i asked

In what way?

What did you do in the end btw?
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