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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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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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How can I tell which Google Chrome channel I'm running?

Is there a way from within Google Chrome to know whether I'm running the stable, beta, or dev channel? I was experiencing problems with recent dev releases and decided to go back to stable. Now I ...
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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 can I check which version of vim I have installed?

I'm running Mac OS X Snow Leopard. How can I check which version of vim I have installed? Ideally I'd like to know a general solution for checking software versions via the command line.
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What does the number on the visual studio solution icon represent?

Just out of curiosity - what does the number represent? At first I thought it was simply the version/year, because I saw some 10's and some 8's (I have vs 2010 and 2008) but, then why do I have some 9'...
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What version of .NET am I running?

In Windows 7, how do I tell what version of the .NET framework I have installed? In previous operating systems, (i.e. Vista/XP), I was able to go to Add/Remove Programs and it'd show all the versions ...
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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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How to find out xorg version? or “what's my xorg version?”

ATI docs says i need: XOrg 6.9, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5 or 7.6 Xorg -version says: X.Org X Server 1.11.1.902(1.11.2 RC 2) [...] X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0 [...] xorg-server 2:1.11.1....
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ls version number sorting Mac OS X

Is there an equivalent to ls -v in Mac OS X that will do version number sorting? In Mac OS X, ls -v does NOT do version number sorting, but the Finder seems to.
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Version number of Windows 7 from its image (iso,..)

How find out version number of Windows 7 from its DVD image before installing it?
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Identifying the version of ATI Catalyst drivers

I have bought a new video card based on the ATI Radeon HD 5670 chipset. I couldn't make it work with the latest ATI Catalyst drivers found on their website, only the drivers found on the CD ...
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Am I running Windows 8 or 8.1?

Is there a sure way to check whether I am running Windows 8 or 8.1? When I right-click on Computer and select "Properties", I see "Windows 8 Pro" in the "Windows edition" section - but I don't know ...
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RDP Version Number?

Does any know how to get the RDP version Windows is running with?
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Where can I see the printer driver version on Windows?

My problem is that the print is OK on one Windows system and bad on anther system. That I will compare the printer driver versions. Where can i see the driver version of an installed printer driver? ...
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How can I determine what version of Windows in the windows.old folder?

I would like to know if there are any files or directory structures that will tell me what was the previous version of Windows that created the windows.old folder.
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How do I upgrade vagrant to last version in ubuntu?

How do I upgrade vagrant to last version in ubuntu? sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install vagrant vagrant -v --> Vagrant 1.4 ?? Last version is 1.6.5
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How can I determine a .dylib's version info on OS X?

In OS X using either a GUI or CLI tool how can I find out the version info of a given dylib?
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How to see file version number like *.ax in Windows Explorer on Windows 7?

In Windows 7, it seems it's only possible to view a file's version number in the Properties dialog if it is a .dll/.exe file; if the file name extension is .ax, it won't show the file's version number....
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What is “Windows 8 N” and how is it different from “Windows 8”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the “N” versions of Windows 8? I have an MSDN account and one thing I noticed is that there seems to be 2 different versions of Windows 8. For instance, there is:...
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Is it possible to find out the version/edition of a Windows 7 installation by looking at files on the hard disk?

Is it possible to find out what version of Windows 7 I have installed (for example Home Premium 64-bit) by looking at the files on the disk? The disk I have is a MBR installed Windows 7 copied to a ...
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Can I have multiple versions of Microsoft Office installed?

Is it possible to have multiple versions of office installed on the same machine without use of a VM? i.e. Office 2003 and Office 2007?
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How to know the version of the installed Dropbox application?

I've look through the Prefences box and the notification icon's context menu but found nowhere to see the current version of the application. Do you see it elsewhere? My OS: Windows 7
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Which IE6 is the newer one?

I have two copies of IE: Version: 6.0.2900.5512 Update Versions : SP3 and Version 6.0.3790.3959 Update Versions : SP2 Which one is the newer one? T_____T
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How to specify which GCC for MacPorts to use?

I compiled GCC 4.4.3 and installed it in /usr/local/bin, but whenever I install a port via MacPorts 1.8.2 the verbose output says MacPorts is using /usr/bin/gcc-4.2: checking for gcc... /usr/bin/...
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Is my OpenSSL version 0.9.8 affected by heartbleed?

I am reading the OpenSSL cookbook, and here what I see there openssl version OpenSSL 1.0.1 14 Mar 2012 And this my the version of mu Ubuntu 14.04 server openssl version OpenSSL 0.9.8w 23 Apr ...
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How to check Java version remotely

How can I check the Java version installed on a remote computer that I can't remote on. It's being used by someone so I can only check by \\computer-name\c$... Thank you!
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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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Does Mozilla have a feed that publishes just the Firefox release numbers? [closed]

We have an in-house Firefox add-on at work, and I'd like to be notified of new Firefox releases so I can test our add-on right away. I don't use Firefox as my primary browser. I'm also on Ubuntu and ...
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Java installed, but “java -version” showed nothing, why?

I just bought a Win 7 PC, installed jdk1.6 and Netbeans, NB works fine, but when I did "java -version" in a command prompt, it can't find java, why ? How to fix it ? Edit : I thought the installation ...
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How can I find out which version of Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) my server is running?

My server is running with Windows Server 2003 SP2. How can I check for which version of IIS it is running?
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Distinction between a/b versions of Matlab?

So I am relatively new to Matlab and was wondering what the distinction is between the a and b versions of Matlab in the past few years? Are the "b" versions incremental updates? Or the same software ...
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How to manually check Ubuntu version? (e.g. from hard drive)

There is a fast way to check ubuntu version of the system: $ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 11.10 Release: 11.10 Codename: ...
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Where do I download an older version of Safari for Windows

I need a specific version of Safari using WebKit 525.27; I have tracked it to Safari 3.2.1. The first Google hit on Apple points to: http://support.apple.com/downloads/Safari_3_2_1_for_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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How to get latest version of git?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, need to install GIT 1.9.5 or above. I did sudo apt-get install git then ran git --version and it shows I currently have 1.9.1 installed. Git download url shows latest ...
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How do you tell the version of Flash Player running in Chrome?

I am getting an error trying to debug in Flex: it says to make sure I'm running the debugger version of Flash Player. I downloaded it and installed it, but still am getting the error. But I wonder ...
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Unable to install Xcode due to OSX version conflict, but version is sufficient

this is my first post on superuser though I hang out on Stackoverflow a fair amount. Disclaimer, I'm an OSX noob. Anyway, this one has me stumped. When I go to the Apple Store and attempt to ...
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What version of the .NET Framework is included in Windows 7(build 7600)?

What's the default version of the .NET Framework that is included in Windows 7 (build 7600)?
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SED: how to pull out version string

I would like to use sed to pull out the version number from the command: svnversion --version Which gives output like: svnversion, version 1.6.2 (r37639) compiled May 10 2009, 12:41:21 ...
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Find out library version

I want to find out what version of a C library is installed in my system (Ubuntu 12.04). In particular, I'm interested in libnuma. What is the proper way to do it? cd /usr/lib ls -l libnuma* -rw-r--r-...
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Where can I find out if I have the 32-bit or 64-bit version of Eclipse?

Where can I find out if I have the 32-bit or 64-bit version of Eclipse?
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Can I disable OS X Lion Autosave and Versions?

In OS X Lion, there is a new feature which provides auto-saving and versioning functionality. I would like to disable this functionality - I just don't want it. I have a workflow that involves my ...
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Where I can find a software that can give me my OpenGL version

Where I can find a software or a command in DOS that can give me my OpenGL version?
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Which version of OpenGL does Intel's integrated graphics card support?

Many ultrabooks make use of the Intel HD Integrated Graphics 4000 chips which are part of the CPU. My question is which OpenGL version do they support with the newest drivers? I would like to know ...
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CentOS 5 Python - How To Force Specific Version?

I have a python program that I'm trying to run, my fresh install of CentOS came with 2.4.3 of Python, but I just manually installed 2.7. My install is located at /usr/local/bin/python2.7, so its all ...
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How do I check Alpine's version?

How do I check on a Unix server what version of Alpine is installed? I have root access in case that is needed.
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How to find Microsoft Office Excel Version on a Mac?

How can I find the version of MS Excel in a Mac system. I followed this link but I am not sure what version 15.17 corresponds to. Is it MS Office 2013 or MS Office 2016?
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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 FirefoxPortable\App\...
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Find out exact MS Software product name using version info

I need to know the product name based on a version number for MS office products. Ive looked everywhere but cannot find a list of versions together with the exact product name. There are some lists ...