Lesson 2

Date: 5/30/2018
Linux installation and upgrade
Linux System Administration


Ubuntu distributions


  • Available Ubuntu Releases.

  • 18.04 LTS, 17.10, 16.04 LTS, 14.04 LTS -- The Ubuntu version numbering scheme is based on the date of the release of the distribution, April 2018, October 2017, April 2016, etc

  • 16.04 LTS -- The LTS means long-term support (5 years).

  • Release -- Server and Desktop editions. They have similar packages, but different kernels. The server may have no X-desktop environment installed.

  • To check what version of Ubuntu is running on your system run command:
    cat /etc/lsb-release
    

  • Supported architectures -- x86 (32 bit) and x86_64 (64 bit).




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