[How To] Get Ubuntu version and system information

Get system information from graphical interface

  1. Go to Ubuntu main menu –> Applications –> System Tools -> System Settings find and open System Info[singlepic id=117 w=500 mode=watermark]

Get system information from command line (CLI)

Open terminal and type:

  1. Get Ubuntu version number without codename
    cat /etc/issue.net


    cat /etc/issue

    Output will be like:

    Ubuntu 11.10
  2. Get complete information about version of Ubuntu you run at your computer including codename and release number.
    lsb_release -a

    Output will be like:

    Distributor ID:	Ubuntu
    Description:	Ubuntu 11.10
    Release:	11.10
    Codename:	oneiric


    cat /etc/lsb-release

    Output will be like:

    DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 11.10"
  3. You can use uname commandto get Linux kernel version
    uname -a
    Linux Tect-Computer-VM 3.0.0-15-generic #26-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jan 20 17:23:00 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

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