Download Ubuntu for your desktop
You can choose between two options when you download Ubuntu for a desktop PC. Ubuntu 12.10 gives you all the latest features, while Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS comes with extended support.
For the latest features,
choose Ubuntu 12.10
Ubuntu 12.10 will be supported for 18 months and includes cutting-edge new features that make your music, videos, documents and apps much easier to access.
For long-term support,
choose Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS is a long-term support release. While it lacks some new features, it will receive guaranteed support for five years from April 2012.
Other ways to get Ubuntu
With Wubi, our officially supported Windows installer for Ubuntu Desktop, you can install and uninstall Ubuntu easily and safely.Get the Windows installer
If you’d rather order an official Ubuntu DVD and install Ubuntu that way, they are available from the Ubuntu shop, at just £4.71 each, plus postage and packing.
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