MachineProfile is a really handy tool. It quickly provides a wealth of information, all in one window. And it is free. (or nearly so, see below)
I am particularly thrilled that it supports Snow Leopard, as well as the more recent OSes. The ability to do this shows the high level of expertise that Micromat programmers have.
Besides the obvious uses, it is also is handy to have in Deploy Studio Netboot Sets. That allows us to quickly get information about the unit that is about to be imaged or under test.
However, there is one area of information, that would be handy for it to include, that it does not. It would be really nice if it included information about any drives in the unit.
For any hard drives, or SSDs, it would be nice to know their capacity, make, model, and interface. For optical drives, it would be nice to know their type, make, model and interface.
But still, a great program.
With respect to the ability to download controversy. The download link provided above, by MacUpdate does seem to work. But, I have a MacUpdate account, so what I get may be different from what someone without an account gets. One can understand the concern, as MacUpdate has been accused of substituting their own installers, which may install extra, unwanted, stuff.
However, Big Johnson does seem to be correct. I went to the Micromat web site, and I was unable to find a download link that did not require one to submit information, or use the app store. If it does exist, it is well enough hidden that most of us would never find it.
Obviously, Micromat does have the right to do this, even if many wish that they would not. And if this were a piece of junk, instead of the high quality program that it is, I doubt any would bother to complain.