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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.

Discover Ubuntu Desktop Check out the blog ›

Ubuntu 24.04 LTS

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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, extended to 10 years with Ubuntu Pro.

Download 24.04 LTS 6GB

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

  • New Desktop installer with support for autoinstall
  • New App Center and Firmware Updater applications
  • GNOME 46 with support for quarter screen tiling
  • Advanced Active Directory Group Policy Object support for Ubuntu Pro users
  • Experimental support for TPM-backed Full Disc Encryption and ZFS encryption

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

To install or try Ubuntu Desktop:

  1. Download the ISO image
  2. Create a bootable USB flash drive with balenaEtcher or similar
  3. Boot your laptop or PC from the USB flash drive

Follow the step-by-step tutorial ›


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.

How to run Ubuntu Desktop on a virtual machine using VirtualBox

Run Ubuntu Desktop using VirtualBox. A quick start guide that will work across any operating system.

Install Ubuntu Desktop on Raspberry Pi

Use the Raspberry Pi Imager or install Ubuntu manually. Ubuntu LTS releases are certified on select Raspberry Pi hardware.

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.

Learn more about certified hardware ›

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.

Get Ubuntu Pro Download our whitepaper

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Learn about Ubuntu on WSL ›

Use your Raspberry Pi as a desktop, server or IoT device with Ubuntu.

Learn about Ubuntu for Raspberry Pi ›

Spin up Ubuntu VMs on Windows, Mac and Linux.

Learn about Multipass ›

Fast, dense, and secure container and VM management at any scale.

Learn about LXD ›