Download Ubuntu Desktop

Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS

Download the latest LTS version of Ubuntu, for desktop PCs and laptops. LTS stands for long-term support — which means five years, until April 2023, of free security and maintenance updates, guaranteed.

Ubuntu 18.04 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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For other versions of Ubuntu Desktop including torrents, the network installer, a list of local mirrors, and past releases see our alternative downloads.

Ubuntu 18.10

The latest version of the Ubuntu operating system for desktop PCs and laptops, Ubuntu 18.10 comes with nine months, until July 2019, of security and maintenance updates.

Ubuntu 18.10 release notes

Recommended system requirements are the same as for Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS.

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.