Network Scan OS Info
If you are trying to collect more information on your network computers, Network Scan OS Info is one of the apps that could lend you a hand in this regard.
Once installed and launched, Network Scan OS Info automatically starts a network scan, so no network input is necessary to retrieve the first batch of information.
The design of the GUI is pretty simple, so rookies should encounter no problems, even if this is the first encounter with the app.
Network machines are all displayed in a plain and clean list, along with essential information such as the installed operating system and network shares.
A progress bar is also displayed at the top of the window in order to track the overall progress of the network scan, and so is a single option to show shares or not.
As you can see, Network Scan OS Info is a pretty simple piece of software, so the lack of a help manual shouldn't create too many problems. While the program runs very well on Windows XP, it sometimes stops responding on Windows 7, mostly while performing a network scan.
On the other hand, the task doesn't take more than a minute and the lack of complex configuration options makes it appropriate for beginners too.
To sum up, Network Scan OS Info is a lightweight piece of software that does its job, but it's very unlikely to appeal to experienced users too. It sports only a small feature package and relies on a basic GUI with just a single configuration option.