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How to : Check and see what Linux Distribution, Version and Kernel running at your machine
by: Revengksky Joseph D. Reyes (a.k.a rjdreyes – jcyberinux.com)

(Note: For this event you may need an internet connection, in case of need to install or download available updates on your Ubuntu OS.)

(Note: For GNOME GUI, I’m not certain on other GUI Environment such as Unity, 😀 , you may try if you want, to see the results.)

Here’s the Steps / Instructions on How to Check and see what Linux Distribution, Version and Kernel running at your machine:

1. At Ubuntu Desktop, click on Applications, then hover to Accessories, then find and click Terminal.

2. To check and find out the and Version. At the Terminal, type the following command, cat /etc/*-release

The output would be like this:

[email protected]:~$ cat /etc/*-release
DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=10.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=lucid
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION=”Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS”

10.04 – is the Version you have. Ubuntu – is the Distribution.

3. The other command would be like this: lsb_release -a

The output would be like this:

[email protected]:~$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID:  Ubuntu
Description:     Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS
Release:           10.04
Codename:      lucid

4. To check and find out the Kernel of your Linux Machine. At the Terminal, type the following command, uname –mrs

The output would be like this:
[email protected]:~$ uname -mrs
Linux 2.6.32-38-generic i686

Kernel Name – Linux, Kernel Version – 2.6.32-38-generic, and Machine Hardware Name – i686.

I hope this helps you out! 😀

Related Entries / References / Links:
How to Install Application using Ubuntu Software Center
How to Install Ubuntu 10.04 LTS or Ubuntu 11.04 on Desktop or Laptop by Jcyberinux
Samba Sharing Files or Devices to Windows users in Ubuntu
Ubuntu Official Site
Download Ubuntu Official Site

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