How to Check Ubuntu Version In Command Line and Desktop

So let's see how to check Ubuntu version you use in your PC or Server. There are two ways we can check the version in Ubuntu Linux. One is to use the lsb_release command in the terminal, Second method is to check version from the Unity Desktop.

Check Ubuntu Version in Terminal

The lsb_release command with -a option will show detailed information about your Ubuntu Operating System.

lsb_release -a

Your Ubuntu Linux Version will be shown in the Description Line.

lsb_release command to check ubuntu version

As per the Screenshot, I am using Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS.

The lsb_release command can use to get Ubuntu version in both Ubuntu Server and Desktop.

In the Ubuntu Desktop

On the desktop, go to System Settings and click on Details.

how to check ubuntu version

The Version details will be shown as above image shows.