How to check your Ubuntu version

When you install a new software to your computer, the first all of you need to know the version of it to download a right version to avoid errors and help the software works correctly.
In this post, I give simple ways to do that.

Check Ubuntu Version via Graphical User Interface

Go to the upper-right conner, click to Setting as below:

In the Settings utilities, scroll down and click to About:

You can see the version information in OS name and other information, such as memory, processor, disk capacity…

Check Ubuntu Version via Command Line

Open your terminal by press Ctrl+Alt+T, then type

$ lsb_release -a
 No LSB modules are available.
 Distributor ID:    Ubuntu
 Description:    Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS
 Release:    20.04
 Codename:    focal

If you want to so only the version information, you can use -d option:

$ lsb_release -d
Description:    Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS

You can use the /etc/issue file:

$ cat /etc/issue
 Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS \n \l

In this post, I have shown you how to find the version of Ubuntu installed on your computer. For more information on Ubuntu releases visit the Ubuntu Releases page.

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