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DistroWatch.com: Ubuntu

Ubuntu

Last Update: 2017-08-21 21:20 UTC


Ubuntu is a complete desktop Linux operating system, freely available with both community and professional support. The Ubuntu community is built on the ideas enshrined in the Ubuntu Manifesto: that software should be available free of charge, that software tools should be usable by people in their local language and despite any disabilities, and that people should have the freedom to customise and alter their software in whatever way they see fit. "Ubuntu" is an ancient African word, meaning "humanity to others". The Ubuntu distribution brings the spirit of Ubuntu to the software world.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 4 (1,423), 6 months: 4 (1,441), 3 months: 5 (1,250), 4 weeks: 4 (1,313), 1 week: 6 (1,204)

Average visitor rating: 7.61/10 from 135 review(s).


Ubuntu Summary
Distribution Ubuntu
Home Page https://www.ubuntu.com/
Mailing Lists https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/
User Forums https://ubuntuforums.org/
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UserDocumentation
Screenshots DistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors https://www.ubuntu.com/download/LinuxTracker.org
Bug Tracker https://bugs.launchpad.net/
Related Websites Ubuntu FridgeUbuntu GuideUbuntu ManualFull Circle MagazinePlanet UbuntuOMG! UbuntuILUSpread UbuntuAsk UbuntuUbuntu GeekUbuntu Live StatsLaunchpad.netDebuntuDebian AdminUbunchu MangaCanonical LtdWikipediaUbuntu BrazilUbuntu ChinaUbuntu ChileUbuntu CroatiaUbuntu Czech RepublicUbuntu FinlandUbuntu FranceUbuntu GermanyUbuntu GreeceUbuntu HungaryUbuntu IranUbuntu IrelandUbuntu ItalyUbuntu JapanUbuntu KoreaUbuntu LatviaUbuntu LithuaniaUbuntu NetherlandsUbuntu PeruUbuntu PolandUbuntu PolandUbuntu PortugalUbuntu RomaniaUbuntu RussiaUbuntu RussiaUbuntu SerbiaUbuntu SlovakiaUbuntu SloveniaUbuntu South AfricaUbuntu SpainUbuntu SwedenUbuntu SwedenUbuntu TaiwanUbuntu ThailandUbuntu TurkeyUbuntu UkraineUbuntu Vietnam
Reviews 17.04: Pro-Linux (German) • DistroWatchHectic GeekDedoimedoTechRepublic
16.10: Ars TechnicaDistroWatchHectic GeekCMS Critic
16.04: TechworldDistroWatchPCWDLDEveryday Linux UserHecticGeekderStandard (German)
15.10: ArstechnicaEveryday Linux UserDistroWatchHectic Geek
15.04: ABCLinuxu (Czech) • derStandard (German) • HeiseDistroWatch
14.10: DedoimedoDistroWatchLinuxBSDosHectic GeekBlogspotHeise (German)
14.04: Linux Review (Farsi) • PC ProGagadget (Russian) • PC AdvisorDistroWatchArs TechnicaDedoimedoLinux InsiderABC Linuxu (Czech) • The RegisterGuia do PC (Portuguese) • BlogspotderStandardHeise Open Source (German) • ZDNetTalLinux (Italian)
13.x: Everyday Linux UserABC Linuxu (Czech) • BlogspotDedoimedoHWSW (Hungarian) • Pro-Linux (German) • TalLinux (Italian) • Desktop Linux ReviewsHeise Open Source (German) • Ars TechnicaZDNetderStandard (German) • TechRepublicPC AdvisorDedoimedoGuia do PC (Portuguese) • DedoimedoLinux UserTalLinux (Italian) • Ubuntu-News.ru (Russian) • Hectic GeekLinux Za Sve (Croatian) • BlogspotZDNetLinuxFr (French) • Digiplace (Dutch) • The RegisterHeise Open (German) • derStandard (German)
12.x: ABC Linuxu (Czech) • Ars TechnicaLinux Za Sve (Croatian) • DedoimedoLinuxBSDosDistroWatchUbuntu News (Russian) • Guia do PC (Portuguese) • derStandardLinux UserHeise Open (German) • ZDNetBlogspotBlogspotArs TechnicaPC AdvisorHWSW (Hungarian) • BlogspotZDNetPro-Linux (German) • The InquirerDistroWatchWordpressVXLabsDedoimedoEngadgetIT LureGuia do PC (Portuguese) • The RegisterDarkDuckLinux UserderStandard (German) • Heise Open (German)
11.x: DeviceGuruArs TechnicaDedoimedoPro-Linux (German) • LinuxBSDosMuyComputer (Spanish) • DistroWatchderStandard (German) • LinuxEXPRESS (Czech) • Linux UserGuia do PC (Portuguese) • Morfiblog (Polish) • APCAdventures In Open SourceTechRadarPC AdvisorTom's HardwareMuyComputer (Spanish) • LinuxEXPRESS (Czech) • BMC SoftwareArs TechnicaIT LureDistroWatchTech Drive-inDedoimedoPro-Linux (German) • LinuxBSDosHeise.de (German) • TechgageRoot.cz (Czech)
10.x: DedoimedoLinuxBSDosTom's HardwareŽivě (Czech) • Ars TechnicaDedoimedoDatamationLinuxBSDosRoot.cz (Czech) • Linux EXPRESS (Czech) • TechChannel RegisterABC Linuxu (Czech) • Heise.de (German) • TechTechRadarServerWatchThe Washington PostLinuxBSDosSourceForge (Japanese) • DedoimedoBlognone (Thai) • Ars TechnicaOpen Your Mind (Romanian) • OSNewsDistroWatchPro-Linux (German) • BlogspotHeise.de (German) • LinuxEXPRESS (Czech) • Root.cz (Czech) • Wordpress
9.x: Washington PostSkatter TechTom's HardwareArs TechnicaPro-Linux (German) • Linuxfacile (French) • DedoimedoBlognone (Thai) • The InquirerTechCentralGuia do PC (Portuguese) • Adventures in Open SourceLinux EXPRESS (Czech) • The RegisterDedoimedoPC AdvisorLinuxfacile (French) • Adventures in Open SourceWolfmanz BYTESLinuxsoft (Czech) • Pro-Linux (German) • TuxRadarInfoWorldSourceForge (Japanese) • Guia do PC (Portuguese) • Heise.de (German) • UbuCentrum (Polish) Linux EXPRESS (Czech) • Tux-planet (French) • Channel Register
8.x: DeviceGuruLinux.comWordpressLifehackerLinMagazine (Hebrew) • LinuxEXPRESS (Czech) • Linux FormatHeise.de (German) • Tux-planet (French) • Linuxoid (Russian) • Linux.comArs TechnicaPro-Linux (German) • ABC Linuxu (Czech) • Linux Express (Czech) • Heise.de (German) • FOSSwire
7.x: Mandriva TipsBlogspotWolfmanz BYTESDistroWatchPro-Linux (German) • Heise Open (German) • DSL.sk (Slovak) • BlogspotPro-Linux (German) • La Republica (Italian) • Heise Open (German)
6.x: Heise Open (German) • LinuxForumsBlogistanPro-Linux (German) • Blognone (Thai) • NuxifiedLinuxForumsTuxmachinesHeise Open (German)
5.x: Pro-Linux (German) • LinuxDevCenterABC Linuxu (Czech) • DistroWatchOSNewsLXerPro-Linux (German) • 7thGuard (Polish) • OSNewsLinux Journal
4.x: Linux Community (German) • OSNewsOSNewsOSNews
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2017-08-03: Distribution Release: Ubuntu 16.04.3
 • 2017-04-13: Distribution Release: Ubuntu 17.04
 • 2017-03-23: Development Release: Ubuntu 17.04 Beta 2
 • 2017-02-17: Distribution Release: Ubuntu 16.04.2
 • 2016-10-13: Distribution Release: Ubuntu 16.10
 • 2016-09-28: Development Release: Ubuntu 16.10 Beta 2
 • 2016-08-05: Distribution Release: Ubuntu 14.04.5
 • 2016-07-21: Distribution Release: Ubuntu 16.04.1
 • 2016-04-21: Distribution Release: Ubuntu 16.04
 • 2016-03-25: Development Release: Ubuntu 16.04 Beta 2
 • 2016-02-18: Distribution Release: Ubuntu 14.04.4
 • 2015-10-22: Distribution Release: Ubuntu 15.10
 • More Ubuntu releases...

  Headlines:
 •2017-07-12 Yunit backported to Ubuntu 16.04
 •2017-07-05 Ubuntu 16.10 nearing its EoL
 •2017-06-21 Ubuntu's new networking tool
 •2017-06-15 UBports publishes OTA update
 •2017-06-07 Ubuntu brings live patching to 14.04
 •2017-06-06 Improved HiDPI support for GNOME
 •2017-05-24 Ubuntu bug report stats
 •2017-05-18 UBports gets new app store
 •2017-05-09 Canonical may be going public
 •2017-04-25 Halium seeks to unify mobile GNU/Linux
 • More Ubuntu headlines...

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Feature snapshot 17.04
zesty
16.10
yakkety
16.04 LTS
xenial
15.10
wily
15.04
vivid
14.10
utopic
14.04 LTS
trusty
13.10
saucy
13.04
raring
12.10
quantal
12.04 LTS
precise
11.10
oneiric
11.04
natty
10.10
maverick
10.04 LTS
lucid
9.10
karmic
9.04
jaunty
8.10
intrepid
8.04 LTS
hardy
7.10
gutsy
7.04
feisty
6.10
edgy
6.06 LTS
dapper
5.10
breezy
5.04
hoary
4.10
warty
Feature
Release Date 2017-08-21 2017-04-13 2016-10-13 2016-04-21 2015-10-22 2015-04-23 2014-10-23 2014-04-17 2013-10-17 2013-04-25 2012-10-18 2012-04-26 2011-10-13 2011-04-28 2010-10-10 2010-04-29 2009-10-29 2009-04-23 2008-10-30 2008-04-24 2007-10-18 2007-04-19 2006-10-26 2006-06-01 2005-10-13 2005-04-08 2004-10-20 Release Date
End Of Life   2018-01 2017-07 2021-04 2016-07 2016-01 2015-07 2019-04 2014-07 2014-01 2014-05 2017-04 2013-05 2012-10 2012-04 2013-05                       End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB)   39-1123                                                   Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Text mode Text mode Text mode Installation
Default Desktop Unity Unity Unity Unity Unity Unity Unity Unity Unity Unity Unity Unity Unity Unity GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME Default Desktop
Package Management DEB DEB (apt), snap DEB (apt), snap DEB (apt), snap DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB Package Management
Release Model Rolling Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice OO.o GOffice, OO.o OO.o OO.o OO.o OO.o OO.o OO.o OO.o OO.o OO.o OO.o OO.o Office Suite
Processor Architecture amd64, i686, powerpc, ppc64el amd64, i686, powerpc, ppc64el amd64, i686, powerpc, ppc64el amd64, i686, powerpc, ppc64el amd64, i686, powerpc, ppc64el amd64, i686, powerpc, ppc64el amd64, i686, powerpc amd64, armhf, i686, powerpc amd64, armhf, i686, powerpc amd64, armhf, i686, powerpc amd64, armhf, i686, powerpc amd64, armhf, i686, powerpc amd64, armel, i686, powerpc amd64, i686 amd64, i686, powerpc amd64, i386 amd64, i386 amd64, i386 amd64, i386 amd64, i386 amd64, i386 amd64, i386, sparc amd64, i386, powerpc amd64, i386, powerpc, sparc amd64, i386, powerpc amd64, i386, powerpc amd64, i386, powerpc Processor Architecture
Init Software systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart SysV SysV SysV SysV Init Software
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Journaled File Systems
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Multilingual
Asian Language Support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes           Asian Language Support
Full Package List snapshot 17.04 16.10 16.04 15.10 15.04 14.10 14.04 13.10 13.04 12.10 12.04 11.10 11.04 10.10 10.04 9.10 9.04 8.10 8.04 7.10 7.04 6.10 6.06 5.10 5.04 4.10 Full Package List
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Version: 17.04
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-08-20
Votes: 2


I made my transition from Windows a couple years ago and the first
distro I tried was Zorin. After a few months I switched to Ubuntu and
I think Ubuntu is excellent. Anything I ever need to know can easily be found
with a quick web search. Somebody asked my question before and
someone else wrote them a nice answer. It is free, it works very well
and it is simple enough for any who wants to switch over from either
expensive Windows or Macintosh systems.



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Version: snapshot
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-08-20
Votes: 0


I have had a look at the daily build 2017-08-18 of the upcoming Ubuntu 17.10 release, because of Ubuntu's importance for Linux and to see what the transition from Unity to Gnome will look like.

This is still an Alpha-version, so things will change for sure.

Pro:
- Kernel 4.12 and a very good choice of apps (I like the latest Gnome Web Browser 3.25.9)
- it looks like that Ubuntu and Gnome work very well together
- fast and responsive
- my hardware support is excellent, installation went smooth
- adding software is easy, Gnome Software offers all you need, installations went fine.

Con:
- Right now Gnome is too resource-hungry. But I am sure this problem will be solved soon. Remember how well KDE Plasma has solved this issue. Ubuntu and Gnome will push each other and a lot of smart people try to make Gnome better.

I like what I see. Ubuntu is working on a modern, fast and stable desktop distribution.




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Version: 16.04
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-08-16
Votes: 7


Ubuntu is a best standard for a professional Linux desktop : looks good, easy to use, has a huge amount of software repository that other distro doesn't.


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