How to know Linux Operating system name and version?

Apply the following command in a Terminal

sudo su

lsb_release -a

I got the following message,

Distributor ID:    Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu 10.10
Release:    10.10
Codename:    maverick

Installing Microsoft Fonts in Ubuntu

You can install your favorite fonts available in Microsoft Office in Ubuntu.
Popular fonts from MS Office are

  • Andale Mono
  • Arial Black
  • Arial (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
  • Comic Sans MS (Bold)
  • Courier New (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
  • Georgia (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
  • Impact
  • Times New Roman (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
  • Trebuchet (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
  • Verdana (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
  • Webdings


Open a Terminal from Applications > Accessories

Execute the following commands,

sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts

sudo fc-cache -fv