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Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS

Download the latest version of Ubuntu, for desktop PCs and laptops. LTS stands for long-term support – which means five years of free security and maintenance updates, guaranteed.

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS release notes

Recommended system requirements:

  • 2 GHz dual core processor or better
  • 2 GB system memory
  • 25 GB of free hard drive space
  • Either a DVD drive or a USB port for the installer media
  • Internet access is helpful

Easy ways to switch to Ubuntu

From an older version

If you’re already running Ubuntu, you can upgrade in a few clicks from Software Updater.

From Windows

If you’re using Windows 8 or any computer with a 64-bit processor, we recommend the 64-bit download.

From Mac OS X

Most Macs with Intel processors will work with either 64-bit or Mac images. If the 64-bit image doesn't work, try the Mac image.

Get the version you need

Buy a 16.04 LTS USB stick

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS is available for purchase on USB stick, from the online Ubuntu shop.

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Find alternative downloads

Ubuntu is available via torrent and with more languages. You can also select from a list of older versions.

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