Dr. Mark Humphrys

School of Computing. Dublin City University.

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How to find your Linux/Unix version


  1. On command line:

    • uname -a

    • On Linux, if the lsb-release package is installed:
      lsb_release -a

    • SuSE (and some other Linux):
      cat /etc/os-release

    • SuSE (old):
      cat /etc/SuSE-release

  2. In GUI (depending on GUI):

    • Settings - Details

    • System Monitor



The Unix family



Unix family tree.
From here.





The Unix / Linux family is very important




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