Dmidecode reports information about your system's hardware as described in your system BIOS according to the SMBIOS/DMI standard. This information typically includes system manufacturer, model name, serial number, BIOS version, asset tag, and a lot of other details of varying level of interest and reliability, depending on the manufacturer. This will often include usage status for the CPU sockets, expansion slots and memory module slots, and the list of I/O ports.
lm_sensors provides essential tools for monitoring the temperatures, voltages, and fans of Linux systems with hardware monitoring devices. It contains a library for sensors access (libsensors), a command-line tool for sensor reporting (sensors), and a daemon (sensord). It also contains scripts for sensor hardware identification and fan speed control.
Quilt is a set of scripts to manage a series of patches by keeping track of the changes each patch makes. Patches can be applied, un-applied, refreshed, etc. The key philosophical concept is that your primary output is patches, not ".c" files or ".h" files, so patches are the first-class object here. It was originally based on Andrew Morton's patch scripts published on the Linux kernel mailing list a while ago, but has been heavily modified since then.
Wrong kernel version "Not in standard version 2.2 kernels" should really read "not in standard version 2.4 kernels." Support for 2.2 kernels was dropped back in ...
Re: New wersion is 2.8.8. We have been admittedly slow to announce the 2.8.8 release here. It is done now, thanks for pointing this out.
Unusable Badly packaged, no Makefile, crashed after a few clicks. I suggest you use xoscope (http://freshmeat.net/projects/xoscope/) instead.
Re: Typo in dmidecode-2.0 Fixed in CVS, thanks for reporting.
Impressive Really impressive already, even if many things are still missing. For now, the only thing you have to do to go on is chatting with people, which becomes somewhat boring after a while. Bu...