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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/
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Bug Tracker https://bugs.launchpad.net/
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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
 • 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
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  • 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 "kde-workspace" and "plasma-desktop" packages 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 (16.40) -- -- --
bash (4.4.18) 4.4.18 4.4 4.4
bind (9.13.1) -- -- --
chromium (67.0.3396.87) -- -- --
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 (1.44.2) 1.44.1 1.43.5 1.43.4
firefox (60.0.2) 59.0.2 56.0 52.0.1
freetype (2.9.1) 2.8.1 2.8 2.6.3
gcc (8.1.0) -- -- 6.3.0
gimp (2.10.2) -- -- --
glibc (2.27) 2.27 2.26 2.24
gnome-shell (3.28.2) -- -- --
gnucash (3.1-1) -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.41) -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02beta3 2.02beta3
gtk+ (3.22.30) 3.22.30 3.22.24 3.22.11
httpd (2.4.33) -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.3) -- -- --
k3b (18.04.2) -- -- --
kmod (25) 24 24 22
krita (4.0.4) -- -- --
libreoffice (6.0.4) 6.0.3 5.4.1 5.3.1
linux (4.17.2) 4.15 4.13 4.10
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- -- --
mariadb (10.3.7) -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.3) -- -- --
mesa (18.1.2) 18.0.0rc5 17.2.2 17.0.3
mysql (8.0.11) -- -- --
nautilus (3.28.1) -- -- --
NVIDIA (396.24) -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- --
openjdk (10.0.1) -- -- --
openssh (7.7p1) 7.6p1 7.5p1 7.4p1
openssl (1.1.0h) 1.1.0g 1.0.2g 1.0.2g
perl (5.26.2) 5.26.1 5.26.0 5.24.1
php (7.2.6) -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.13.1) -- -- --
postfix (3.3.1) -- -- --
postgresql (10.4) -- -- --
Python (3.6.5) 2.7.15rc1 2.7.14 2.7.13
qt (5.11.1) -- -- --
samba (4.8.2) -- -- --
systemd (238) 237 234 232
thunderbird (52.8.0) 52.7.0 52.4.0 45.8.0
vim (8.1) 8.0 8.0 8.0
vlc (3.0.3) -- -- --
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.12.3 4.12.3 4.12.3
xorg-server (1.20.0) 1.19.6 1.19.5 1.19.3

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Version: 18.04
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-06-11
Votes: 4


This is by far the best distro out there! I've compared it with a lot of other distros over the years, but xubuntu beat them all.

First of all it is the fastest distro. Boot time, suspend, wake up, shutdown - you name it. With the "Very fast"-boot option in BIOS (Gigabyte MB) the OS reboots in about 3-5 seconds with my Sandisk SSD and a Intel G3258 with over 1800 packages installed! Absolutely incredible and unmatched by any other distro.

xubuntu is stable, hands down! You can try, but you won't succeed in crashing it. 50 Tabs open in Browser, wine, twitch etc. etc.. doesn't matter as long as you have enough RAM.

XFCE is so responsive and customizable. Tweak it until it's beautiful.

Have used it straight for more than 5 years now and there is nothing that can convince me to make a change.

Kudos to the xubuntu-team!


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Version: 18.04
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-06-05
Votes: 2


use this distro from 16.04, upgraded directly to 18.04.
Boot time: Startup finished in 5.780s (kernel) + 20.002s (userspace) = 25.783s

intel pentium b960 2.2Gh x2 RAM 4GB.

Now I only have one issue: skypeforlinux indicator icon shows twice in a line .

Anyone fixed it yet ? )


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Version: 18.04
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-06-01
Votes: 8


Using Xubuntu for years now and it get's better and better with each update. I tried many different distros over the years but this one is the perfect one for me. Stable, fast, configurable, universal.... love it!


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