How to Check Ubuntu Version

In this tutorial, we will guide you on how to check Ubuntu’s version is currently running on your computer. It is important to know what version you are running and keep your ubuntu up-to-date with the latest upgrades available.


Step 1 – Go to system settings

So, how to check Ubuntu’s version? First of all, move over to the system button which is located at the top right corner of the screen and click on the “System Settings” option.

Click on system settings option

Step 2 – Click on Details

With the system settings window opened up, scroll down to the system section and click on “Details”.

Check details

Step 3 – View Version Details

This will show you the information about the operating system that you are currently running. In the tutorial, you will notice that the current version of Ubuntu is 12.04.1 LTS, which stands for long term support. So this is how you can be checking which ubuntu version you are using.

Check version

Step 4 – Open System Settings

You can directly open up the system settings window from here as well. Simply click on the icon and the window will open up.

Go to System Settings

Step 5 – Check version via terminal

Alternatively, you can find information about the version through the terminal as well. For that, simply type in the following:

“lsb_release –a”.

This will also show you the version that is currently installed in your computer.
So this is how you can be checking which ubuntu version you are using.

Check ubuntu version through terminal