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2018-03-02 NEWDistribution Release: Ubuntu 16.04.4
Lukasz Zemczak has announced the launch of updated installation media for version 16.04 of Ubuntu, which is a long term support (LTS) release. Ubuntu, and its official community editions, have published version 16.04.4 which includes security updates and patches for bugs. "The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS (Long-Term Support) for its Desktop, Server, and Cloud products, as well as other flavours of Ubuntu with long-term support. Like previous LTS series, 16.04.4 includes hardware enablement stacks for use on newer hardware. This support is offered on all architectures except for 32-bit PowerPC, and is installed by default when using one of the desktop images. Ubuntu Server defaults to installing the GA kernel, however you may select the HWE kernel from the installer bootloader." Further details can be found in the release announcement and in the release notes. Download: ubuntu-16.04.4-desktop-amd64.iso (1,584MB, SHA256, signature, torrent, pkglist), kubuntu-16.04.4-desktop-amd64.iso (1,544MB, SHA256, signature, torrent, pkglist), lubuntu-16.04.4-desktop-amd64.iso (902MB, SHA256, signature, torrent, pkglist), mythbuntu-16.04.4-desktop-amd64.iso (1,397MB, SHA256, signature, torrent, pkglist), ubuntustudio-16.04.4-dvd-amd64.iso (2,717MB, SHA256, signature, torrent, pkglist), ubuntukylin-16.04.4-desktop-amd64.iso (1,552MB, SHA256, signature, torrent, pkglist), ubuntu-mate-16.04.4-desktop-amd64.iso (1,665MB, SHA256, signature, torrent, pkglist), ubuntu-gnome-16.04.4-desktop-amd64.iso (1,280MB, SHA256, signature, torrent, pkglist), xubuntu-16.04.4-desktop-amd64.iso (1,266MB, SHA256, signature, torrent, pkglist).

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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.

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2018-08-02 Distribution Release: Ubuntu 16.04.5
The Ubuntu team has announced the availability of a new point release for the distribution's 16.04 long term support branch. Ubuntu 16.04.5, along with its community editions, features updated packages, security fixes and additional hardware support. "Like previous LTS series', 16.04.5 includes hardware enablement stacks for use on newer hardware. This support is offered on all architectures except for 32-bit PowerPC, and is installed by default when using one of the desktop images. Ubuntu Server defaults to installing the GA kernel, however you may select the HWE kernel from the installer bootloader. As usual, this point release includes many updates, and updated installation media has been provided so that fewer updates will need to be downloaded after installation. These include security updates and corrections for other high-impact bugs, with a focus on maintaining stability and compatibility with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS." Further information can be found in the project's release announcement and in the release notes. Download: ubuntu-16.04.5-desktop-amd64.iso (1,573MB, SHA256, signature, torrent, pkglist), kubuntu-16.04.5-desktop-amd64.iso (1,589MB, SHA256, signature, torrent, pkglist), lubuntu-16.04.5-desktop-amd64.iso (923MB, SHA256, signature, torrent, pkglist), ubuntukylin-16.04.5-desktop-amd64.iso (1,603MB, SHA256, signature, torrent, pkglist), ubuntu-mate-16.04.5-desktop-amd64.iso (1,686MB, SHA256, signature, torrent, pkglist), ubuntu-gnome-16.04.5-desktop-amd64.iso (1,325MB, SHA256, signature, torrent, pkglist), xubuntu-16.04.5-desktop-amd64.iso (1,312MB, SHA256, signature, torrent, pkglist).
2018-07-26 Distribution Release: Ubuntu 18.04.1
Adam Conrad has announced the release of new and updated installation media for the Ubuntu distribution and its community editions. The new media carries the version number 18.04.1 and includes security fixes and improvements available to the latest LTS release since 18.04.1 was launched in April 2018. "The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS (Long-Term Support) for its Desktop, Server, and Cloud products, as well as other flavours of Ubuntu with long-term support. As usual, this point release includes many updates, and updated installation media has been provided so that fewer updates will need to be downloaded after installation. These include security updates and corrections for other high-impact bugs, with a focus on maintaining stability and compatibility with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS." Further details can be found in the project's release announcement and the release notes. Download: ubuntu-18.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso (1,862MB, SHA256, signature, torrent, pkglist), kubuntu-18.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso (1,793MB, SHA256, signature, torrent, pkglist), lubuntu-18.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso (1,037MB, SHA256, signature, torrent, pkglist), ubuntukylin-18.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso (1,644MB, SHA256, signature, torrent, pkglist), ubuntu-mate-18.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso (1,914MB, SHA256, signature, torrent, pkglist), xubuntu-18.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso (1,367MB, SHA256, signature, torrent, pkglist), ubuntu-budgie-18.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso (1,536MB, SHA256, signature, torrent, pkglist).
2018-04-26 Distribution Release: Ubuntu 18.04
Adam Conrad has announced the availability of Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic Beaver". The new version is a long term support (LTS) release featuring the GNOME Shell desktop and version 4.15 of the Linux kernel. "The Ubuntu team is very pleased to announce our seventh long-term support release, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS for Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core. Codenamed "Bionic Beaver", 18.04 LTS continues Ubuntu's proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. The team has been hard at work through this cycle, introducing new features and fixing bugs. The Ubuntu kernel has been updated to the 4.15 based Linux kernel, with additional support for Linux security module stacking, signing of POWER host and NV kernels, and improved support for IBM and Intel hardware enablement from Linux 4.16. Ubuntu Desktop 18.04 LTS brings a fresh look with the GNOME desktop environment. GNOME Shell on Ubuntu is designed to be easy to use for people upgrading from 16.04 LTS and presents a familiar user interface. New features for users upgrading from 16.04 LTS include assistance with logging in to public Wifi hotspots and the Night Light feature to reduce eye strain in the evenings." Further details can be found in the release announcement and in the release notes. Download (pkglist): ubuntu-18.04-desktop-amd64.iso (1,832MB, SHA256, signature, torrent), ubuntu-18.04-live-server-amd64.iso (806MB, SHA256, signature, torrent).
2018-04-06 Development Release: Ubuntu 18.04 Beta 2
Steve Langasek has announced the availability of the second and final beta build of Ubuntu 18.04, including all official Ubuntu sub-projects. This is a long-term support (LTS) version the final release of which is scheduled for April 26: "The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the final beta release of the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Desktop, Server and Cloud products. This beta release includes images of the Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu Budgie, UbuntuKylin, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Studio and Xubuntu flavours. Bionic final beta includes updated versions of most of our core set of packages, including a current 4.15 kernel." See the release announcement and release notes for more information. Download links: ubuntu-18.04-beta-2-desktop-amd64.iso (1,748MB, SHA256, signature, torrent, pkglist), kubuntu-18.04-beta-2-desktop-amd64.iso (1,803MB, SHA256, signature, torrent, release notes, pkglist), lubuntu-18.04-beta-2-desktop-amd64.iso (1,033MB, SHA256, signature, torrent, pkglist), ubuntu-budgie-18.04-beta-2-desktop-amd64.iso (1,519MB, SHA256, signature, torrent, pkglist), ubuntukylin-18.04-beta-2-desktop-amd64.iso (1,624MB, SHA256, signature, torrent, release notes, pkglist), ubuntu-mate-18.04-beta-2-desktop-amd64.iso (1,907MB, SHA256, signature, torrent, release notes, pkglist), ubuntustudio-18.04-beta2-dvd-amd64.iso (2,845MB, SHA256, signature, torrent, release notes, pkglist), xubuntu-beta-2-desktop-amd64.iso (1,364MB, SHA256, signature, torrent, release notes, pkglist).
2018-03-09 Development Release: Ubuntu 18.04 Beta 1
Dustin Krysak has announced the availability of a beta snapshot for participating Ubuntu Community Editions. The beta includes several package updates and refreshed desktop packages. "The first beta of the Bionic Beaver (to become 18.04) has now been released, and is available for download! This milestone features images for Kubuntu, Ubuntu Budgie, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE, and Xubuntu. Pre-releases of the Bionic Beaver are not encouraged for anyone needing a stable system or anyone who is not comfortable running into occasional, even frequent breakage. They are, however, recommended for Ubuntu flavour developers and those who want to help in testing, reporting, and fixing bugs as we work towards getting this release ready." Additional information can be found in the release announcement and each edition's respective release notes. Download: kubuntu-18.04-beta-1-desktop-amd64.iso (1,753MB, SHA256, signature, torrent, release notes, pkglist), ubuntukylin-18.04-beta-1-desktop-amd64.iso (1,616MB, SHA256, signature, torrent, pkglist), ubuntu-mate-18.04-beta-1-desktop-amd64.iso (1,888MB, SHA256, signature, torrent, release notes, pkglist), ubuntu-budgie-18.04-beta-1-desktop-amd64.iso (1,609MB, SHA256, signature, torrent, pkglist), xubuntu-beta-1-desktop-amd64.iso (1,316MB, SHA256, signature, torrent, release notes, pkglist).
2017-10-19 Distribution Release: Ubuntu 17.10
Adam Conrad has announced the availability of a new version of the popular Ubuntu distribution. Ubuntu 17.10, which carries the code name "Artful Aardvark" switches the default desktop from Unity to GNOME. "Code-named 'Artful Aardvark', Ubuntu 17.10 continues Ubuntu's proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technology into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. As always, the team has been hard at work through this cycle, introducing new features and fixing bugs. Under the hood, there have been updates to many core packages, including a new 4.13-based kernel, glibc 2.26, gcc 7.2, and much more. Ubuntu Desktop has had a major overhaul, with the switch from Unity as our default desktop to GNOME3 and GNOME Shell. Along with that, there are the usual incremental improvements, with newer versions of GTK and Qt, and updates to major packages like Firefox and LibreOffice." Additional information can be found in the release announcement and in the release notes. Download (pkglist): ubuntu-17.10-desktop-amd64.iso (1,431MB, SHA256, signature, torrent), ubuntu-17.10-server-amd64.iso (745MB, SHA256, signature, torrent).
2017-09-29 Development Release: Ubuntu 17.10 Beta 2
Lukasz Zemczak has announced the availability of the final beta build of Ubuntu 17.10, code name "Artful Aardvark", together with the rest of the Ubuntu family of distributions - Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu Budgie, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Studio and Xubuntu. From the release announcement: "The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the final beta release of the Ubuntu 17.10 Desktop, Server and Cloud products. Code-named 'Artful Aardvark', 17.10 continues Ubuntu's proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. The team has been hard at work through this cycle, introducing new features and fixing bugs." Those interested in testing this final beta release can download the live DVD images from here: ubuntu-17.10-beta2-desktop-amd64.iso (1,420MB, SHA256, signature, torrent, pkglist), kubuntu-17.10-beta2-desktop-amd64.iso (1,667MB, SHA256, signature, torrent, pkglist), lubuntu-17.10-beta2-desktop-amd64.iso (916MB, SHA256, signature, torrent, pkglist), lubuntu-next-17.10-beta2-desktop-amd64.iso (1,232MB, SHA256, signature, torrent, pkglist), ubuntukylin-17.10-beta2-desktop-amd64.iso (1,575MB, SHA256, signature, torrent, pkglist), ubuntu-mate-17.10-beta2-desktop-amd64.iso (1,595MB, SHA256, signature, torrent, pkglist), ubuntu-budgie-17.10-beta2-desktop-amd64.iso (1,369MB, SHA256, signature, torrent, pkglist), ubuntustudio-17.10-beta2-dvd-amd64.iso (2,717MB, SHA256, signature, torrent, pkglist), xubuntu-17.10-beta2-desktop-amd64.iso (1,232MB, SHA256, signature, torrent, pkglist).
2017-08-03 Distribution Release: Ubuntu 16.04.3
Adam Conrad has announced the release of a new maintenance update for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and the Ubuntu Community Edition projects. The new version, Ubuntu 16.04.3, provides fresh installation media with bug fixes and minor updates, but does not represent a new version of the open source operating system. "Like previous LTS series, 16.04.3 includes hardware enablement stacks for use on newer hardware. This support is offered on all architectures except for 32-bit powerpc, and is installed by default when using one of the desktop images. Ubuntu Server defaults to installing the GA kernel, however you may select the HWE kernel from the installer bootloader. As usual, this point release includes many updates." Additional information can be found in the release announcement and in the change summary. Download: ubuntu-16.04.3-desktop-amd64.iso (1,525MB, SHA256, signature, torrent, pkglist), kubuntu-16.04.3-desktop-amd64.iso (1,525MB, SHA256, signature, torrent, pkglist), lubuntu-16.04.3-desktop-amd64.iso (890MB, SHA256, signature, torrent, pkglist), mythbuntu-16.04.3-desktop-amd64.iso (1,425MB, SHA256, signature, torrent, pkglist), ubuntustudio-16.04.3-dvd-amd64.iso (2,722MB, SHA256, signature, torrent, pkglist), ubuntukylin-16.04.3-desktop-amd64.iso (1,577MB, SHA256, signature, torrent, pkglist), ubuntu-mate-16.04.3-desktop-amd64.iso (1,648MB, SHA256, signature, torrent, pkglist), ubuntu-gnome-16.04.3-desktop-amd64.iso (1,288MB, SHA256, signature, torrent, pkglist), xubuntu-16.04.3-desktop-amd64.iso (1,271MB, SHA256, signature, torrent, pkglist).


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