# Connecting via Cloud Console
In the table of VM instances, click the arrow by “SSH” in the row for your virtual machine, and click “Open in browser window”
When the window finally opens, run `lsb_release -a`. If all is well,
it should show you what version of Ubuntu you’re running (hopefully
20.04). It should look something like this:
Congrats, you’ve created your first virtual machine with Linux
installed! This is no small feat, and being able to do so in the
future in an invaluable career skill.