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Old 01-05-2009, 08:06 PM   #1
harleyvrod
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how do I know what Linux Distribution I have on my pc?


I am a newbie , hello to all
how do I know what Linux Distribution I have on my pc?
I am not sure which was loaded on my pc
 
Old 01-05-2009, 08:14 PM   #2
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Try the command
Code:
lsb_release -a
if available. Otherwise, look for files with "release" or "version" in their name under the /etc directory and see their content. For example on OpenSuSE I have:
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$ ls -d /etc/*release*
/etc/lsb-release  /etc/lsb-release.d  /etc/SuSE-release
$
$ cat /etc/SuSE-release
openSUSE 11.1 (i586)
VERSION = 11.1
 
Old 01-05-2009, 08:16 PM   #3
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thank you for the quick reply I will give it a try
 
Old 01-05-2009, 11:29 PM   #4
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The advice from colucix is excellent, but you could also tell us what your PC is.......eg Acer Aspire One comes with Linpus, Asus EEE comes with (I think) Xandros.
 
Old 01-06-2009, 06:59 AM   #5
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...just bear in mind that version string is sometimes deceptive; under Ubuntu (some versions???) Debian shows up. Now, seemingly, Ubuntu have decided to leave this intact from the 'parent' distro, Debian, and while this doesn't seem like a bad decsion, but you might find it a slightly surprising one.
 
Old 01-06-2009, 07:15 AM   #6
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thanks for all the great responses
I have the asus eeebox
I see debian and xandros in the file system
 
Old 01-06-2009, 08:14 AM   #7
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After digging thru the official Asus eee website, it seems all they tell you is "Gnu Linux".

Google using "asus eee xandros" appears to confirm that it is in fact Xandros.
 
Old 01-06-2009, 11:50 AM   #8
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And another eee user needs to know of these useful links:
http://wiki.eeeuser.com
http://forum.eeeuser.com
 
Old 01-06-2009, 12:14 PM   #9
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Yeah, the eee's come default w/ Xandros..

When you get tired of it, google "ubuntu eee" for a version that is truly easy to go and runs quite well..

IGF
 
Old 01-06-2009, 05:24 PM   #10
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I thank everyone for thier help
 
  


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