Ubuntu 22.04.4 LTS
The latest LTS version of Ubuntu, for desktop PCs and laptops. LTS stands for long-term support — which means five years of free security and maintenance updates, guaranteed until April 2027.
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
The latest version of the Ubuntu operating system for desktop PCs and laptops, Ubuntu 23.10 comes with nine months of security and maintenance updates, until July 2024.
Recommended system requirements are the same as for Ubuntu 22.04 LTS.
How to install Ubuntu Desktop
Follow this tutorial 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.
Learn how to run Ubuntu Desktop on any operating system using VirtualBox. Set up a virtual machine with this quick start guide.
Read the complete guide to installing Ubuntu Desktop on a Raspberry Pi 4 (2GB or above).
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. Our partners also offer select devices preloaded with optimised Ubuntu images.
Secure enterprise management with Ubuntu Pro Desktop
Ubuntu Pro Desktop is a comprehensive subscription delivering enterprise-grade security, management tooling, and extended support for developers and organisations. Ubuntu Pro Desktop is free for personal use on up to five machines.
Ubuntu VMs on Linux, Mac
Mini-clouds on desktops with Multipass
With Multipass you can download, configure, and control Ubuntu Server virtual machines with the latest updates preinstalled. Set up a mini-cloud on your Linux, Windows, or macOS system.
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.
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.
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