Tips to know the version of your operative system.
Example in Linux:
Open a terminal program (get to a command prompt) and type uname -a. This will give you your kernel version, but might not mention the distribution your running. To find out what distribution of linux your running (Ex. Ubuntu) try lsb_release -a or cat /etc/*release or cat /etc/issue* or cat /proc/version.
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