Ubuntu: What Version am I Running?

Posted January 29, 2008 by Rob Rogers in Linux

Not sure what version of Ubuntu is on your system(s)? You can find this info easily via the GUI or the terminal. Here’s how:

To display the version from the GUI:

1. Go to the Main Menu.

2. Click System, mouseover Administration and select System Monitor.

3. Select the System tab. The version of Ubuntu will be displayed along with info on the Kernel, GNOME version, memory, processor and available disk space.

To display the version from the terminal:

1. Open a terminal window.

2. Execute the following command:lsb_release -a


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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZKTDRJ7A2OFLL3RLTQBNQP6GDI Dr Reaper

    Nope didn’t work for me

  • Thomas de Jesus

    worked for me

  • Hemant

    worked for me. thanks

  • Brewmanz

    Didn’t tell me whether 32 or 64 bit. uname -m told me i686 which was more helpful

  • hemant

    worked for me thanks alot

  • JWM

    Worked for me!

  • Mouli Burla

    worked for me thanks for the information.

  • nice

    It works because it’s a true statement, oh god, all the non-believers

  • mal

    first needed
    apt-get install lsb_release

    on my debian system

  • Nada_Surf

    worked for me, thanks!