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Download Ubuntu Desktop

The open-source desktop operating system that powers millions of PCs and laptops around the world. Find out more about Ubuntu's features and how we support developers and organisations below.

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Ubuntu 22.04.1 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 2027, of free security and maintenance updates, guaranteed.

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS release notes

Recommended system requirements:

  • 2 GHz dual-core processor or better
  • 4 GB system memory
  • 25 GB of free hard drive space
  • Internet access is helpful
  • Either a DVD drive or a USB port for the installer media


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

How to install Ubuntu Desktop

Install Ubuntu desktop

Follow this tutorial to find out how to install Ubuntu Desktop on your laptop or PC.

You can also run Ubuntu from a USB to try it without installing it on your machine.

How to run Ubuntu Desktop on a virtual machine using VirtualBox

Learn how to run Ubuntu Desktop on any operating system using VirtualBox to set up a virtual machine with this quick start guide.

How to install Ubuntu Desktop on Raspberry Pi 4

Read the complete guide to installing Ubuntu Desktop on a Raspberry Pi 4 (2GB or above).

Upgrade Ubuntu desktop

If you're already running Ubuntu, you can upgrade in a few clicks from the Software Updater.

Discover how with this quick tutorial.

Certified on hundreds of devices

Many of the world's biggest PC manufacturers certify their laptops and desktops for Ubuntu, from ultra portable laptops to high end workstations. Ubuntu certified hardware has passed our extensive testing and review process, ensuring that Ubuntu runs well out of the box. In addition, our partners offer select devices preloaded with optimised Ubuntu images.

Read more ›

Ubuntu VMs on Linux, Mac or Windows

Mini-clouds on desktops with Multipass

With Multipass you can download, configure, and control Ubuntu Server virtual machines with latest updates preinstalled. Set up a mini-cloud on your Linux, Windows, or macOS system.

Download for (macOS|Windows|Linux)

Learn more about Multipass ›

Access the Linux Terminal on Windows with Ubuntu WSL

For a more integrated environment, activate Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) to run Linux applications and workflows while developing cross-platform on your Windows machine.

You can download Ubuntu directly from the Microsoft store

Download Ubuntu WSL

Learn more about WSL ›

Run system containers with LXD

When running Linux on Linux, consider LXD system containers instead of VMs for optimizing resources. LXD runs a full OS inside containers, providing all the benefits of a VM without the usual overhead.

Learn more about LXD ›

Try LXD with an online demo tool ›

Help is always at hand

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