April 11th, 2009 by usage | Filed under Linux/Unix, Operating Systems

dmidecode  is a tool for dumping a computers DMI (some say SMBIOS) ta
ble contents in a human-readable format. This table contains a descrip
tion  of  the  systems  hardware  components,  as well as other useful
pieces of information such as serial numbers and BIOS revision.  Thanks
to  this  table,  you  can  retrieve this information without having to
probe for the actual hardware.  While this is a good point in terms  of
report  speed  and  safeness, this also makes the presented information
possibly unreliable.


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