lsb_release -a; uname -a
$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: LinuxMint
Description: Linux Mint 12 Lisa
$ uname -a
Linux Osangar 3.0.0-12-generic #20-Ubuntu SMP Fri Oct 7 14:56:25 UTC 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
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