How to Check Version of CentOS

In this tutorial we will show you how to check version of centos. CentOs is provided by a vendor of North American Enterprise Linux. This aims at being completely binary compatible and attempts to conform with the vendors redistribution policy.
To learn how to check the version of CentOs follow the steps given below.

Step 1 – Go to the System Tab

First of all first drag your mouse over to the top panel here click on System Tab and then click on About this computer.

Move over to the System Tab

Step 2 – View the details of your CentOs

With that done this will open up the System Monitor window up here you will see details of your CentOs.

Look at your CentOs details

Step 3 – Check details through the command line

If you want to check the version of CentOs and its details from command line so let’s click on the Application tab on the top panel and then drag your mouse on the System Tools.
In the System Tool option click on Terminal to open up the Terminal.

View details through the Terminal

Step 4 – Enter the command

With that done the terminal window will open up
Here type the type the command cat /etc/*release* and hit enter, this will show the release of your CentOs.

Insert the command

Step 5 – View your CentOs version

With the command uname -r you will see the kernel version of your CentOs.
And that’s it, this way you can check the version of centos on your system.

View the Kernel CentOs version