How to find OpenSUSE version

Endrit Qerreti

Endrit Qerreti

Are you an OpenSUSE user, but you don't know which version of OpenSUSE your machine is using? Well, finding which version of OpenSUSE is quite simple.

Whether you are a terminal or GUI fan, you can easily use one of two methods to know more about your system.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to find which version and edition of OpenSUSE you are using on your machine. For this tutorial, we'll be using OpenSUSE Leap with gnome desktop environment.

Find which version of OpenSUSE using GUI

Depending on the desktop environment that you are using on your machine, the About window has all the information that you are looking for.

In our system for example, we are using Gnome desktop environment, so to go to About window on Gnome, you can do so by clicking Activities, and searching for "About" in the search box. Then to go to About, simply click the "About" setting as shown in the image below.

You will see the About window. In this window you can view a lot of information about your system.

As you can see, OS name and type shows us that we are using 64bit OpenSUSE Leap version 15.5.

Find which version of OpenSUSE via Terminal

There are several methods to find the version of OpenSUSE that you are using on your computer via the terminal.

For example, to find the exact version of OpenSUSE, you can read the output of os-release which contains details about your OpenSUSE installation.

cat /etc/os-release

As you can see, the output of os-release contains the version of OpenSUSE that our machine is using.

Conclusion

About window when using GUI, and output of os-release when using terminal, are both two methods that you can use to find out which version of OpenSUSE your machine is using.