Ubuntu – How to change the OS name from Ubuntu to something else


I want that applications like System Monitor and Conky display the name MYOS instead of Ubuntu 11.10.

Also, I want lsb_release -a and etc. to show MYOS only.

Best Answer

  • You really should not change the content of the /etc/lsb-release file.

    As you have seen yourself, you will experience problems in applications like Software Center, as these programs need the correct release description. If you simply change this bit of information, the programs are unable to find the proper software repositories, because they are looking for something, which does not exist.

    Reedit the file to the old values and Software Center will work again.

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