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

ancientbrain.com      w2mind.org      humphrysfamilytree.com

On the Internet since 1987.

Wikipedia: Sometimes I link to Wikipedia. I have written something In defence of Wikipedia. It is often a useful starting point but you cannot trust it. Linking to it is like linking to a Google search. A starting point, not a destination. I automatically highlight in red all links to Wikipedia and Google search and other possibly-unreliable user-generated content.