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How to find out which Linux version is installed

To find information such as the Distribution Name, Distribution Release Version, Release Notes, Distribution Codename and Distribution Description etc Open a terminal and type:
cat /etc/*-release

Other commands :

cat /etc/issue

and/or

cat /proc/version

and/or

lsb_release -a

To find out information about the kernel you are using –

Open a terminal and enter:

uname -a 

returns all information
or

uname -r

returns the kernel release
or

uname -v

returns the kernel version
or

uname -o

returns the operating system

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