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How do I find out what version of Linux I'm running?

Is there a way to determine what version (distribution & kernel version, I suppose) of Linux is running (from the command-line), that works on any Linux system?
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Why does Windows 7 have a seven in its name?

Windows 7 reports its version as: Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600] Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. And by my reckoning it was preceded by: Windows 1.0 Windows ...
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How to find out what Windows Media Player version I have?

Microsoft appears to be removing about boxes for its operating system apps. How do you get the version of Windows Media Player? I can't find it reported on any of the windows.
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RDP Version Number?

Does any know how to get the RDP version Windows is running with?
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How do I determine if an unbootable copy of Windows is a 64-bit or 32-bit installation?

I need to reinstall Windows on a laptop. I have the product key (its on the laptop), and I know it is Windows 7 Home Premium. I need a way to determine if 64-bit or 32-bit Windows is installed, so ...
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get driver version via command line Windows

Is there a possibility to get the installed driver VERSION via command line on a Windows 7 system. I've already tried driverquery but there is no information about the Version of the drivers, only a ...
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How to find out Mac OS X version from Terminal?

I know how to find Mac OS X version from GUI: Apple Menu (top left) > About This Mac Is there a Terminal command that will tell me Mac OS X version?
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Which Windows 8.1 edition am I running

There are several editions of Windows 8.1: Enterprise, Pro etc. I wan't to make sure, I am running correct edition. When I go to PC info, I see Edition: Windows 8.1. How can I figure out which ...
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What is the difference between RTM, GA and GOLD versions?

I am absolutely puzzled here: What is the difference between RTM, GA(Gerneral Availability) and final GOLD version? For example for Windows 8: RTM - Microsoft sends this version to ASUS, Acer, ...
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Why does FireFox portable come with two Firefoxes and what is the difference?

As discovered in this question Firefox Portable edition (downloaded from here) contains two Firefoxes. One is FirefoxPortable\FirefoxPortable.exe and is 211KB, and the other is ...