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Last Update: 2018-04-26 11:46 UTC


Xubuntu is a community-developed operating system based on Ubuntu. It comes with Xfce, which is a stable, light and configurable desktop environment.



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Xubuntu Summary
Distribution Xubuntu
Home Page http://www.xubuntu.org/
Mailing Lists https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/xubuntu-users
User Forums http://ubuntuforums.org/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation http://docs.xubuntu.org/
Screenshots DistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://xubuntu.org/getxubuntu/
Bug Tracker https://bugs.launchpad.net/
Related Websites Xubuntu ItalyWikipedia
Reviews 18.04: Dedoimedo
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2018-04-27: Distribution Release: Xubuntu 18.04
 • 2017-10-19: Distribution Release: Xubuntu 17.10
 • 2017-04-13: Distribution Release: Xubuntu 17.04
 • 2016-10-13: Distribution Release: Xubuntu 16.10
 • 2016-04-21: Distribution Release: Xubuntu 16.04
 • 2016-02-25: Development Release: Xubuntu 16.04 Beta 1
 • 2015-10-22: Distribution Release: Xubuntu 15.10
 • 2015-04-23: Distribution Release: Xubuntu 15.04
 • 2015-02-26: Development Release: Xubuntu 15.04 Beta 1
 • 2014-10-23: Distribution Release: Xubuntu 14.10
 • 2014-04-18: Distribution Release: Xubuntu 14.04
 • 2014-02-27: Development Release: Xubuntu 14.04 Beta 1
 • More Xubuntu releases...

  Headlines:
 •2016-11-01 Xubuntu's new status tracker
 •2016-04-02 Editing Xubuntu's application menu
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Table Notes and Explanations
  • Select view: Major packages only (52) All tracked packages (226)
  • To compare the software in this project to the software available in other distributions, please see our Compare Packages page.
  • Notes: In case where multiple versions of a package are shipped with a distribution, only the default version appears in the table. For indication about the GNOME version, please check the "nautilus" and "gnome-shell" packages. The Apache web server is listed as "httpd" and the Linux kernel is listed as "linux". The KDE desktop is represented by the "plasma-desktop" package and the Xfce desktop by the "xfdesktop" package.
  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.
Feature 18.04
bionic
17.10
artful
17.04
zesty
Release Date 2018-04-26 2017-10-19 2017-04-13
End Of Life 2021-04 2018-07 2018-01
Price (US$) Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1300-1400 1252-1255 1275-1280
Free Download ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Xfce Xfce Xfce
Package Management DEB (apt) DEB (apt) DEB (apt)
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS
Multilingual      
Asian Language Support      
Full Package List 18.04 17.10 17.04
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.6) 1.1.3 1.1.3 1.1.3
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- --
bash (4.4.18) 4.4.18 4.4 4.4
bind (9.13.3) -- -- --
chromium (69.0.3497.100) -- -- --
cups (2.2.8) 2.2.7 2.2.4 2.2.2
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.5 4.3.5 4.3.5
e2fsprogs (1.44.4) 1.44.1 1.43.5 1.43.4
firefox (62.0) 59.0.2 56.0 52.0.1
freetype (2.9.1) 2.8.1 2.8 2.6.3
gcc (8.2.0) -- -- 6.3.0
gimp (2.10.6) -- -- --
glibc (2.28) 2.27 2.26 2.24
gnome-shell (3.30.0) -- -- --
gnucash (3.2) -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.43) -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02beta3 2.02beta3
gtk+ (3.24.1) 3.22.30 3.22.24 3.22.11
httpd (2.4.34) -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.3) -- -- --
k3b (18.08.1) -- -- --
kmod (25) 24 24 22
krita (4.1.1) -- -- --
libreoffice (6.1.1) 6.0.3 5.4.1 5.3.1
linux (4.18.9) 4.15 4.13 4.10
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- -- --
mariadb (10.3.9) -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.3) -- -- --
mesa (18.2.0) 18.0.0rc5 17.2.2 17.0.3
mysql (8.0.12) -- -- --
nautilus (3.30.0) -- -- --
NVIDIA (396.54) -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- --
openjdk (10.0.2) -- -- --
openssh (7.8p1) 7.6p1 7.5p1 7.4p1
openssl (1.1.1) 1.1.0g 1.0.2g 1.0.2g
perl (5.28.0) 5.26.1 5.26.0 5.24.1
php (7.2.10) -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.13.5) -- -- --
postfix (3.3.1) -- -- --
postgresql (10.5) -- -- --
Python (3.7.0) 2.7.15rc1 2.7.14 2.7.13
qt (5.11.2) -- -- --
samba (4.9.0) -- -- --
systemd (239) 237 234 232
thunderbird (60.0) 52.7.0 52.4.0 45.8.0
vim (8.1) 8.0 8.0 8.0
vlc (3.0.4) -- -- --
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.12.3 4.12.3 4.12.3
xorg-server (1.20.1) 1.19.6 1.19.5 1.19.3

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Version: 18.04
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-09-19
Votes: 0


After installing Debian on an old Thinkpad and not being able to use wifi. i turned to Xubuntu and it worked out of the box i know have it on my two laptops

an old Thinkpad that has got 2g of ram and an old core duo, that runs just fine

and a HP notebook that works a dream, all the function keys work as they did in windows and boot time is faster then windows 10

Extremely beginner friendly and the only faults i have had with it are on my behalf. The customisation is great and being able to do pretty much everything i want

though it did fail to install properly the first time i tried, worked fine on second time.

oh and installation is heaps faster then Debian.


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Version: 18.04
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-09-16
Votes: 0


I mostly use Lubuntu but Xbuntu does look much more polished then Lubuntu


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Version: 18.04
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-09-13
Votes: 4


I just needed a dependable distro for my laptop -- not a hobby. After trying several distros over the years, I've found Xubuntu strikes that perfect balance between convenience and stability. It's light on resources while still handling most of the software I've thrown at it without introducing more dependency puzzles. XFCE on its own merit is amazing -- enough said. If you're tired of bug ridden commercial OS's belching on over-hyped hardware, Xubuntu is a breath of fresh air.


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