Finding what version of Ubuntu you are running

Hello again,

So, like a good boy when Ubuntu released their latest version (11.04), I religiously upgraded my systems. I’ve gotten use to the new unity desktop environment, and I’d have to say that I do enjoy it. I’m still getting use to re-finding where everything is, and today I was looking to find what version of Ubuntu I was running. I already new I was running 11.04, but I was curious on how to find this information in the newest release. Before all you had to do was click on System->About, and you would be given your Ubuntu and Gnome versions currently installed. Obviously with the new layout, you can’t use this technique. I have found a new way of looking up this information, and it’s through the console. Which means that you don’t have to worry about your desktop environment anymore.

All you have to do is open a terminal and run :


cat /etc/lsb-release

I know this might be kinda n00b’ish, but we are all n00bs in one way or another.

I hope this helped.

P.S. If anyone has a topic / question they would like me to write about, please let me know and I will do my best to answer your request.

Regards,
Matt

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Posted on July 8, 2011, in Ubuntu. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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