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Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS

Download the latest LTS version of Ubuntu, for desktop PCs and laptops. LTS stands for long-term support — which means five years, until April 2021, 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


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Ubuntu 17.10.1

The latest version of the Ubuntu operating system for desktop PCs and laptops, Ubuntu 17.10.1 comes with nine months, until July 2018, of security and maintenance updates.

Ubuntu 17.10 release notes

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Recommended system requirements are the same as for Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS.


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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 macOS

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.

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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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