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Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS

Download the latest LTS 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

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Ubuntu 16.10

The latest version of the Ubuntu operating system for desktop PCs and laptops, Ubuntu 16.10 comes with nine months of security and maintenance updates.

Ubuntu 16.10 release notes

Recommended system requirements are the same as for Ubuntu 16.04.1 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 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.

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

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Ubuntu Kylin is a redesigned version of Ubuntu, created in China with the needs of Chinese users in mind

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