Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Download the latest 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.
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS release notes
Recommended system requirements:
- 2 GHz dual core processor or better
- 2 GB system memory
- 25 GB of free hard drive space
- Either a DVD drive or a USB port for the installer media
- Internet access is helpful
Easy ways to switch to Ubuntu
From an older version
If you’re already running Ubuntu, you can upgrade in a few clicks from Software Updater.
If you’re using Windows 8 or any computer with a 64-bit processor, we recommend the 64-bit download.
From Mac OS X
Most Macs with Intel processors will work with either 64-bit or Mac images. If the 64-bit image doesn't work, try the Mac image.
Get the version you need
Buy a 16.04 LTS USB stick
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS is available for purchase on USB stick, from the online Ubuntu shop.
Find alternative downloads
Ubuntu is available via torrent and with more languages. You can also select from a list of older versions.
Choose Ubuntu Kylin for China
Ubuntu Kylin is a redesigned version of Ubuntu, created in China with the needs of Chinese users in mind