A Distribution Query HowtoHere is a very quick and easy tip to find out what distribution of Linux your system is running, open a new terminal window and type the command below at your prompt.
Please be aware #> is a prompt do not type this in your terminal window just the command
You should get something like this
#> lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS