How to check which Ubuntu version you are using

Endrit Qerreti

Endrit Qerreti

Are you using Ubuntu, but you don't know which version of Ubuntu you are using?

Finding the version of Ubuntu is easy, and you can use GUI or Terminal to check information about your system.

In Ubuntu you can run the About app, and it will show you a lot of information about your hardware and system.

Terminal can also be used to check this kind of information. However, if you are new to Ubuntu and you're not familiar with the terminal, then you can do this with GUI without having to write commands in the terminal.

Why does one need this kind of information?

Well this depends, you need this type of information in cases when you are troubleshooting an issue, and you need to know the exact version of the OS that you are using.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to find version of Ubuntu which you are using

Find Ubuntu version using GUI

The about app is located on the applications menu, so to launch it you need to open first Gnome Menu, and then search for 'about', then all you have to do is simply click on the About icon to launch it.

And you should be able to see information about your computer, in this window you can also see the version of Ubuntu that you are using.

For example, we are using Ubuntu 23.04

Find Ubuntu version using Terminal

There are a lot of commands that you can use to check which version of Ubuntu you are using. You can use a simple command like lsb_release -a , to view the Ubuntu version.

Open your terminal, and run the lsb_release command

lsb_release -a

As you can see, this command shows us the version of Ubuntu, name of release and codename.


In this tutorial, you learned how to find the version of Ubuntu that your computer is running.