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I was following this tutorial: http://articles.slicehost.com/2010/4/23/ubuntu-karmic-setup-part-2

On my ubuntu karmic version (on ec2, ami from elastic) I don't see this file:

cat /etc/lsb-release

It just isn't there.

How can I see the version of the O/S? And shouldn't that file be there?

Some people have told me ubuntu isn't really used as a server, is that true or is the trend making it more viable?

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issue the command lsb_release -a

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so I guess the location is different? – Blankman Apr 27 '10 at 2:52

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