Ubuntu: What Version am I Running?

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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10 Responses to “Ubuntu: What Version am I Running?”

  1. January 11, 2011 at 9:34 pm, Dr Reaper said:

    Nope didn’t work for me


  2. January 20, 2011 at 4:53 am, Thomas de Jesus said:

    worked for me


  3. March 20, 2011 at 2:36 pm, Hemant said:

    worked for me. thanks


  4. May 18, 2011 at 2:17 am, Brewmanz said:

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


  5. May 30, 2011 at 6:34 pm, hemant said:

    worked for me thanks alot


  6. October 06, 2011 at 5:09 pm, JWM said:

    Worked for me!


  7. April 08, 2012 at 2:37 pm, Mouli Burla said:

    worked for me thanks for the information.


  8. April 30, 2012 at 6:56 pm, nice said:

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


  9. June 14, 2012 at 11:13 pm, mal said:

    first needed
    apt-get install lsb_release

    on my debian system


  10. February 01, 2013 at 4:15 am, Nada_Surf said:

    worked for me, thanks!


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