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DistroWatch.com: Ubuntu

Ubuntu

Last Update: 2017-06-28 21:20 UTC


Ubuntu is a complete desktop Linux operating system, freely available with both community and professional support. The Ubuntu community is built on the ideas enshrined in the Ubuntu Manifesto: that software should be available free of charge, that software tools should be usable by people in their local language and despite any disabilities, and that people should have the freedom to customise and alter their software in whatever way they see fit. "Ubuntu" is an ancient African word, meaning "humanity to others". The Ubuntu distribution brings the spirit of Ubuntu to the software world.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 4 (1,429), 6 months: 4 (1,523), 3 months: 4 (1,517), 4 weeks: 5 (1,242), 1 week: 5 (1,232)

Average visitor rating: 7.41/10 from 100 review(s).


Ubuntu Summary
Distribution Ubuntu
Home Page https://www.ubuntu.com/
Mailing Lists https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/
User Forums https://ubuntuforums.org/
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UserDocumentation
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Screencasts
Download Mirrors https://www.ubuntu.com/download/LinuxTracker.org
Bug Tracker https://bugs.launchpad.net/
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Reviews 17.04: Pro-Linux (German) • DistroWatchHectic GeekDedoimedoTechRepublic
16.10: Ars TechnicaDistroWatchHectic GeekCMS Critic
16.04: TechworldDistroWatchPCWDLDEveryday Linux UserHecticGeekderStandard (German)
15.10: ArstechnicaEveryday Linux UserDistroWatchHectic Geek
15.04: ABCLinuxu (Czech) • derStandard (German) • HeiseDistroWatch
14.10: DedoimedoDistroWatchLinuxBSDosHectic GeekBlogspotHeise (German)
14.04: Linux Review (Farsi) • PC ProGagadget (Russian) • PC AdvisorDistroWatchArs TechnicaDedoimedoLinux InsiderABC Linuxu (Czech) • The RegisterGuia do PC (Portuguese) • BlogspotderStandardHeise Open Source (German) • ZDNetTalLinux (Italian)
13.x: Everyday Linux UserABC Linuxu (Czech) • BlogspotDedoimedoHWSW (Hungarian) • Pro-Linux (German) • TalLinux (Italian) • Desktop Linux ReviewsHeise Open Source (German) • Ars TechnicaZDNetderStandard (German) • TechRepublicPC AdvisorDedoimedoGuia do PC (Portuguese) • DedoimedoLinux UserTalLinux (Italian) • Ubuntu-News.ru (Russian) • Hectic GeekLinux Za Sve (Croatian) • BlogspotZDNetLinuxFr (French) • Digiplace (Dutch) • The RegisterHeise Open (German) • derStandard (German)
12.x: ABC Linuxu (Czech) • Ars TechnicaLinux Za Sve (Croatian) • DedoimedoLinuxBSDosDistroWatchUbuntu News (Russian) • Guia do PC (Portuguese) • derStandardLinux UserHeise Open (German) • ZDNetBlogspotBlogspotArs TechnicaPC AdvisorHWSW (Hungarian) • BlogspotZDNetPro-Linux (German) • The InquirerDistroWatchWordpressVXLabsDedoimedoEngadgetIT LureGuia do PC (Portuguese) • The RegisterDarkDuckLinux UserderStandard (German) • Heise Open (German)
11.x: DeviceGuruArs TechnicaDedoimedoPro-Linux (German) • LinuxBSDosMuyComputer (Spanish) • DistroWatchderStandard (German) • LinuxEXPRESS (Czech) • Linux UserGuia do PC (Portuguese) • Morfiblog (Polish) • APCAdventures In Open SourceTechRadarPC AdvisorTom's HardwareMuyComputer (Spanish) • LinuxEXPRESS (Czech) • BMC SoftwareArs TechnicaIT LureDistroWatchTech Drive-inDedoimedoPro-Linux (German) • LinuxBSDosHeise.de (German) • TechgageRoot.cz (Czech)
10.x: DedoimedoLinuxBSDosTom's HardwareŽivě (Czech) • Ars TechnicaDedoimedoDatamationLinuxBSDosRoot.cz (Czech) • Linux EXPRESS (Czech) • TechChannel RegisterABC Linuxu (Czech) • Heise.de (German) • TechTechRadarServerWatchThe Washington PostLinuxBSDosSourceForge (Japanese) • DedoimedoBlognone (Thai) • Ars TechnicaOpen Your Mind (Romanian) • OSNewsDistroWatchPro-Linux (German) • BlogspotHeise.de (German) • LinuxEXPRESS (Czech) • Root.cz (Czech) • Wordpress
9.x: Washington PostSkatter TechTom's HardwareArs TechnicaPro-Linux (German) • Linuxfacile (French) • DedoimedoBlognone (Thai) • The InquirerTechCentralGuia do PC (Portuguese) • Adventures in Open SourceLinux EXPRESS (Czech) • The RegisterDedoimedoPC AdvisorLinuxfacile (French) • Adventures in Open SourceWolfmanz BYTESLinuxsoft (Czech) • Pro-Linux (German) • TuxRadarInfoWorldSourceForge (Japanese) • Guia do PC (Portuguese) • Heise.de (German) • UbuCentrum (Polish) Linux EXPRESS (Czech) • Tux-planet (French) • Channel Register
8.x: DeviceGuruLinux.comWordpressLifehackerLinMagazine (Hebrew) • LinuxEXPRESS (Czech) • Linux FormatHeise.de (German) • Tux-planet (French) • Linuxoid (Russian) • Linux.comArs TechnicaPro-Linux (German) • ABC Linuxu (Czech) • Linux Express (Czech) • Heise.de (German) • FOSSwire
7.x: Mandriva TipsBlogspotWolfmanz BYTESDistroWatchPro-Linux (German) • Heise Open (German) • DSL.sk (Slovak) • BlogspotPro-Linux (German) • La Republica (Italian) • Heise Open (German)
6.x: Heise Open (German) • LinuxForumsBlogistanPro-Linux (German) • Blognone (Thai) • NuxifiedLinuxForumsTuxmachinesHeise Open (German)
5.x: Pro-Linux (German) • LinuxDevCenterABC Linuxu (Czech) • DistroWatchOSNewsLXerPro-Linux (German) • 7thGuard (Polish) • OSNewsLinux Journal
4.x: Linux Community (German) • OSNewsOSNewsOSNews
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 • 2016-03-25: Development Release: Ubuntu 16.04 Beta 2
 • 2016-02-18: Distribution Release: Ubuntu 14.04.4
 • 2015-10-22: Distribution Release: Ubuntu 15.10
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Feature snapshot 17.04
zesty
16.10
yakkety
16.04 LTS
xenial
15.10
wily
15.04
vivid
14.10
utopic
14.04 LTS
trusty
13.10
saucy
13.04
raring
12.10
quantal
12.04 LTS
precise
11.10
oneiric
11.04
natty
10.10
maverick
10.04 LTS
lucid
9.10
karmic
9.04
jaunty
8.10
intrepid
8.04 LTS
hardy
7.10
gutsy
7.04
feisty
6.10
edgy
6.06 LTS
dapper
5.10
breezy
5.04
hoary
4.10
warty
Feature
Release Date 2017-06-28 2017-04-13 2016-10-13 2016-04-21 2015-10-22 2015-04-23 2014-10-23 2014-04-17 2013-10-17 2013-04-25 2012-10-18 2012-04-26 2011-10-13 2011-04-28 2010-10-10 2010-04-29 2009-10-29 2009-04-23 2008-10-30 2008-04-24 2007-10-18 2007-04-19 2006-10-26 2006-06-01 2005-10-13 2005-04-08 2004-10-20 Release Date
End Of Life   2018-01 2017-07 2021-04 2016-07 2016-01 2015-07 2019-04 2014-07 2014-01 2014-05 2017-04 2013-05 2012-10 2012-04 2013-05                       End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
CDs 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 CDs
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Text mode Text mode Text mode Installation
Default Desktop Unity Unity Unity Unity Unity Unity Unity Unity Unity Unity Unity Unity Unity Unity GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME Default Desktop
Package Management DEB DEB (apt), snap DEB (apt), snap DEB (apt), snap DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB Package Management
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice OO.o GOffice, OO.o OO.o OO.o OO.o OO.o OO.o OO.o OO.o OO.o OO.o OO.o OO.o Office Suite
Processor Architecture amd64, i686, powerpc, ppc64el amd64, i686, powerpc, ppc64el amd64, i686, powerpc, ppc64el amd64, i686, powerpc, ppc64el amd64, i686, powerpc, ppc64el amd64, i686, powerpc, ppc64el amd64, i686, powerpc amd64, armhf, i686, powerpc amd64, armhf, i686, powerpc amd64, armhf, i686, powerpc amd64, armhf, i686, powerpc amd64, armhf, i686, powerpc amd64, armel, i686, powerpc amd64, i686 amd64, i686, powerpc amd64, i386 amd64, i386 amd64, i386 amd64, i386 amd64, i386 amd64, i386 amd64, i386, sparc amd64, i386, powerpc amd64, i386, powerpc, sparc amd64, i386, powerpc amd64, i386, powerpc amd64, i386, powerpc Processor Architecture
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Journaled File Systems
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Multilingual
Asian Language Support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes           Asian Language Support
Full Package List snapshot 17.04 16.10 16.04 15.10 15.04 14.10 14.04 13.10 13.04 12.10 12.04 11.10 11.04 10.10 10.04 9.10 9.04 8.10 8.04 7.10 7.04 6.10 6.06 5.10 5.04 4.10 Full Package List
Package snapshot 17.04
zesty
16.10
yakkety
16.04 LTS
xenial
15.10
wily
15.04
vivid
14.10
utopic
14.04 LTS
trusty
13.10
saucy
13.04
raring
12.10
quantal
12.04 LTS
precise
11.10
oneiric
11.04
natty
10.10
maverick
10.04 LTS
lucid
9.10
karmic
9.04
jaunty
8.10
intrepid
8.04 LTS
hardy
7.10
gutsy
7.04
feisty
6.10
edgy
6.06 LTS
dapper
5.10
breezy
5.04
hoary
4.10
warty
Package
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.6.8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- abiword (3.0.2)
alsa-lib (1.1.4.1) 1.1.3 1.1.3 1.1.2 1.1.0 1.0.29 1.0.28 1.0.28 1.0.27.2 1.0.27.2 1.0.25 1.0.25 1.0.25 1.0.24.1 1.0.24.1 1.0.23 1.0.22 1.0.20 1.0.18 1.0.17a 1.0.15 1.0.14 1.0.13 1.0.11 1.0.10 1.0.9 1.0.8 1.0.5 alsa-lib (1.1.4.1)
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 8.840 8.780 8.723.1 8.660 8.600 8.543 8.3 8.37.6 8.34.8 8.28.8 8.25.18 8.16.20 8.8.25 -- ati-driver (16.40)
bash (4.4) 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.0 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.0 2.05b bash (4.4)
bind (9.11.1-P1) 9.10.3 9.10.3-P4 9.10.3-P4 9.10.3-P4 9.9.5 9.9.5 9.9.5 9.9.5 9.9.3-P2 9.9.2-P1 9.8.1-P1 9.8.1 9.7.3 9.7.3 9.7.1-P2 9.7.0-P1 9.6.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.11.1-P1)
chromium (59.0.3071.115) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (59.0.3071.115)
cups (2.2.3) 2.2.3 2.2.2 2.2.0 2.1.3 2.1.0 2.0.2 1.7.5 1.7.2 1.7.0rc1 1.6.2 1.6.1 1.5.2 1.5.0 1.4.6 1.4.4 1.4.3 1.4.1 1.3.9 1.3.9 1.3.7 1.3.2 1.2.8 1.2.4 1.2.0 1.1.23 1.1.23 1.1.20 cups (2.2.3)
dhcp (4.3.5) 4.3.5 4.3.5 4.3.3 4.3.3 4.3.1 4.3.1 4.2.4 4.2.4 4.2.4 4.2.4 4.2.4 4.1.ESV‑R4 4.1.1-P1 4.1.1-P1 3.1.3 3.1.3 3.1.2 3.1.1 3.1.1 3.0.6 3.0.5 3.0.4 3.0.4 3.0.3 3.0.2 3.0.1 3.0.1rc14 dhcp (4.3.5)
e2fsprogs (1.43.4) 1.43.4 1.43.4 1.43.3 1.42.13 1.42.12 1.42.12 1.42.10 1.42.9 1.42.8 1.42.5 1.42.5 1.42 1.41.14 1.41.14 1.41.12 1.41.11 1.41.9 1.41.4 1.41.3 1.40.8 1.40.2 1.39 1.39 1.38 1.38 1.35 1.35 e2fsprogs (1.43.4)
firefox (54.0) 50.1.0 52.0.1 49.0 45.0.2 41.0.2 37.0 32.0 28.0 24.0 20.0 16.0.1 11.0 7.0.1 4.0 3.6.10 3.6.3 3.5.3 3.0.8 3.0.3 3.0b5 2.0.0.6 2.0.0.3 2.0 1.5.0.3 1.0.7 1.0.2 0.10.1 firefox (54.0)
freetype (2.8) 2.6.3 2.6.3 2.6.3 2.6.1 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.4.12 2.4.11 2.4.10 2.4.8 2.4.4 2.4.4 2.4.2 2.3.11 2.3.9 2.3.9 2.3.7 2.3.5 2.3.5 2.2.1 2.2.1 2.1.10 2.1.7 2.1.7 2.1.7 freetype (2.8)
gcc (7.1.0) 7.1.0 6.3.0 6.1.1 5.3.1 5.2.1 4.9.2 4.9.1 4.8.2 4.8.1 4.7.3 4.7.2 4.6.3 4.6.1 4.5.2 4.4.4 4.4.3 4.4.1 4.3.3 4.3.1 4.2.3 4.1.2 4.1.2 4.1.1 4.0.3 4.0.1 3.3.5 3.3.4 gcc (7.1.0)
gimp (2.8.22) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.6.12 2.6.11 2.6.11 2.6.10 2.6.8 2.6.7 2.6.6 2.6.1 2.4.5 2.4.0rc3 2.2.13 2.2.13 2.2.11 2.2.8 2.2.2 2.0.2 gimp (2.8.22)
glibc (2.25) 2.24 2.24 2.24 2.23 2.21 2.21 2.19 2.19 2.17 2.17 2.15 2.15 2.13 2.13 2.12.1 2.11.1 2.10.1 2.9 2.8 2.7 2.6.1 2.5 2.4 2.3.6 2.3.5 2.3.2 2.3.2 glibc (2.25)
gnome-shell (3.24.2) 3.24.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.24.2)
gnucash (2.6.16) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (2.6.16)
gnumeric (1.12.34) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1.9.9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.34)
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02beta3 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.00 2.00 2.00 1.99 1.99 1.99rc1 1.98 1.98 1.97beta4 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.95 0.95 0.95 grub (2.02)
gtk+ (3.22.16) 3.22.15 3.22.11 3.20.9 3.18.9 3.16.7 3.14.12 3.12.2 3.10.8 3.8.4 3.6.4 3.6.0 3.4.1 3.2.0 2.24.4 2.22.0 2.20.0 2.18.3 2.16.1 2.14.4 2.12.9 2.12.0 2.10.11 2.10.6 2.8.17 2.8.6 2.6.4 2.4.9 gtk+ (3.22.16)
httpd (2.4.26) 2.4.25 2.4.25 2.4.18 2.4.18 2.4.12 2.4.10 2.4.10 2.4.7 2.4.6 2.2.22 2.2.22 2.2.22 2.2.20 2.2.17 2.2.16 2.2.14 2.2.12 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.26)
inkscape (0.92.1) 0.92.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.48.3.1 0.48.2 0.48.1 0.48.0 0.47.0 0.47pre4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (0.92.1)
k3b (17.04.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- k3b (17.04.2)
kmod (24) 24 22 22 22 21 18 18 15 9 9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- kmod (24)
libgnome (2.32.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.32.1 2.32.0 2.30.0 2.28.0 2.26.0 2.24.1 2.22.0 2.20.0 2.18.0 2.16.0 2.14.1 2.12.0.1 2.10.0 2.8.0 libgnome (2.32.1)
libreoffice (5.3.4) 5.3.3 5.3.1 5.2.2 5.1.2 5.0.2 4.4.2 4.3.1rc2 4.2.3rc3 4.1.2rc3 4.0.2 3.6.2rc2 3.5.2 3.4.3 3.3.2* 3.2.1 3.2.0 3.1.1 3.0.1 2.4.1 2.4.0 2.3.0 2.2.0 2.0.4 2.0.2 1.9.129 1.1.3 1.1.2 libreoffice (5.3.4)
linux (4.11.7) 4.10.0 4.10 4.8 4.4 4.2 3.19 3.16 3.13 3.11 3.8 3.5 3.2 3.0 2.6.38 2.6.35 2.6.32 2.6.31 2.6.28 2.6.27 2.6.24 2.6.22 2.6.20 2.6.17 2.6.15 2.6.12 2.6.10 2.6.8.1 linux (4.11.7)
Package snapshot 17.04
zesty
16.10
yakkety
16.04 LTS
xenial
15.10
wily
15.04
vivid
14.10
utopic
14.04 LTS
trusty
13.10
saucy
13.04
raring
12.10
quantal
12.04 LTS
precise
11.10
oneiric
11.04
natty
10.10
maverick
10.04 LTS
lucid
9.10
karmic
9.04
jaunty
8.10
intrepid
8.04 LTS
hardy
7.10
gutsy
7.04
feisty
6.10
edgy
6.06 LTS
dapper
5.10
breezy
5.04
hoary
4.10
warty
Package
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxde-common (0.99.2)
mariadb (10.2.6) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.2.6)
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.18.0)
mesa (17.1.3) 17.1.2 17.0.3 12.0.3 11.2.0 11.0.2 10.5.2 10.2.6 10.1.0 9.2.1 9.1.1 9.0 8.0.2 7.11 7.10.2 7.9git 7.7.1 7.6.0 7.4 7.2 7.0.3rc2 7.0.1 6.5.2 6.5.1 -- -- -- -- mesa (17.1.3)
mysql (5.7.18) 5.7.18 5.7.17 5.7.15 5.7.11 5.6.25 5.6.24 5.5.39 5.5.35 5.5.32 5.5.29 5.5.27 5.5.22 5.1.58 5.1.54 5.1.49 5.1.41 5.1.37 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mysql (5.7.18)
nautilus (3.24.1) 3.24.1 3.20.4 3.20.3 3.14.3 3.14.2 3.14.2 3.10.1 3.10.1 3.8.2 3.6.3 3.4.2 3.4.1 3.2.0 2.32.2.1 2.32.0 2.30.0 2.28.1 2.26.2 2.24.1 2.22.2 2.20.0 2.18.1 2.16.1 2.14.1 2.12.1 2.10.0 2.8.1 nautilus (3.24.1)
NVIDIA (381.22) 304.135 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 270.41.06 260.19.06 195.36.15 185.18.36 180.44 177.80 169.12 100.14.19 1.0-9755 1.0-8774 1.0-8762 1.0-7667 1.0-7174 1.0-6111 NVIDIA (381.22)
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (8u131) -- 8u102 8u121 8u77 7u85 7u79 7u65 7u51 7u25 7u21 7u7 6b24 6b23 6b22 6b20 6b18 6b16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (8u131)
openssh (7.5p1) 7.5p1 7.4p1 7.3p1 7.2p2 6.9p1 6.7p1 6.6p1 6.6p1 6.2p2 6.1p1 6.0p1 5.9p1 5.8p1 5.8p1 5.5p1 5.3p1 5.1p1 5.1p1 5.1p1 4.7p1 4.6p1 4.3p2 4.3p2 4.2p1 4.1p1 3.9p1 3.8.1p1 openssh (7.5p1)
openssl (1.1.0f) 1.0.2g 1.0.2g 1.0.2g 1.0.2g 1.0.2d 1.0.1f 1.0.1f 1.0.1f 1.0.1e 1.0.1c 1.0.1c 1.0.1 1.0.0e 0.9.8o 0.9.8o 0.9.8k 0.9.8g 0.9.8g 0.9.8g 0.9.8g 0.9.8e 0.9.8c 0.9.8b 0.9.8a 0.9.7g 0.9.7e 0.9.7d openssl (1.1.0f)
perl (5.26.0) 5.24.1 5.24.1 5.22.2 5.22.1 5.20.2 5.20.2 5.20.0 5.18.2 5.14.2 5.14.2 5.14.2 5.14.2 5.12.4 5.10.1 5.10.1 5.10.1 5.10.0 5.10.0 5.10.0 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.7 5.8.7 5.8.4 5.8.4 perl (5.26.0)
php (7.1.6) 7.1.6 7.0.15 7.0.8 7.0.4 5.6.11 5.6.4 5.5.12 5.5.9 5.5.3 5.4.9 5.4.6 5.3.10 5.3.6 5.3.5 5.3.3 5.3.2 5.2.10 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (7.1.6)
plasma-desktop (5.10.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.10.3)
postfix (3.2.2) 3.2.2 3.1.4 3.1.0 3.1.0 2.11.3 2.11.3 2.11.1 2.11.0 2.10.2 2.10.0 2.9.3 2.9.1 2.8.5 2.8.2 2.7.1 2.7.0 2.6.5 2.5.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.1.5 2.1.3 postfix (3.2.2)
postgresql (9.6.3) 9.6.3 9.6.2 9.5.4 9.5.2 9.4.5 9.4.1 9.4beta2 9.3.4 9.1.10 9.1.9 9.1.6 9.1.3 9.1.1 8.4.8 8.4.4 8.4.3 8.4.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (9.6.3)
Python (3.6.1) 3.6.2 2.7.13 2.7.11 3.5.1 2.7.9 2.7.8 2.7.6 2.7.5 2.7.4 2.7.3 2.7.3 2.7.2 2.7.1 2.6.6 2.6.5 2.6.4rc2 2.6.2 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.5.1 2.5.1rc1 2.4.4 2.4.3 2.4.2 2.4.1 2.3.4 Python (3.6.1)
qt (5.9.0) 5.7.1 5.7.1 5.6.1 5.5.1 5.4.1 5.4.2 5.3.0 5.2.1 5.0.2 4.8.4 4.8.3 4.8.1 4.7.4 4.7.2 4.7.0 4.6.2 4.5.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- qt (5.9.0)
samba (4.6.5) 4.5.8 4.5.4 4.4.5 4.3.8 4.1.17 4.1.13 4.1.11 4.1.6 3.6.18 3.6.9 3.6.6 3.6.3 3.5.11 3.5.8 3.5.4 3.4.7 3.4.0 3.3.2 3.2.3 3.0.28a 3.0.26a 3.0.24 3.0.22 3.0.22 3.0.14a 3.0.10 3.0.7 samba (4.6.5)
systemd (233) 233 232 231 229 225 219 208 204 204 198 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (233)
thunderbird (52.2.1) 45.8.0 45.8.0 45.3.0 38.6.0 38.3.0 31.6.0 31.1.1 24.4.0 24.0 17.0.5 16.0.1 11.0.1 7.0.1 3.1.9 3.1.4 -- 2.0.0.23 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- thunderbird (52.2.1)
vim (8.0) 8.0 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.1 7.1 7.1 7.0 7.0 6.4 6.3 6.3 6.3 vim (8.0)
vlc (2.2.6) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- vlc (2.2.6)
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.12.4)
xorg-server (1.19.3) 1.19.3 1.19.3 1.18.4 1.18.3 1.17.1 1.17.1 1.16.0 1.15.1 1.14.3 1.13.3 1.13.0 1.11.4 1.10.4 1.10.1 1.9.0 1.7.6 1.6.4 1.6.0 1.5.2 1.4.1git 1.3.0.0 1.2.0 1.1.1 1.0.2 (6.8.2) (6.8.2) -- xorg-server (1.19.3)

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Version: 14.04
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-06-28
Votes: 3


Excellent distro with five years of support, one of the most efficient and slick desktop environments there is and a vast selection of software. Ubuntu LTS is simply the best desktop distro there is.


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Version: 16.04
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-06-27
Votes: 3


Ubuntu LTS is the gold standard for easy to use, always functioning distros. Five years of security updates makes it the best distro to install if you plan not to reinstall in a while, and since the distro is fixed-release, not rolling, you do not use your bandwith for other updates than security updates and a few critical programs like Firefox and Thunderbird, which needs to be up to date due to their internet-facing nature. The Unity desktop is the most pixel-efficient desktop there is since it does not waste space on a panel on the bottom or top of the screen, but instead uses this panel for a global menu (like Mac OS since 1984). Since all screens are wider than tall, having a panel on the side instead to launch programs from means that content in portrait mode (text documents, websites etc) have the least space taken away from the actual content. With Unity, I can see more content than in my LIbreOffice Writer document than on most desktop environments, and this makes me more efficient. The super-key that brings up the dash is also a super efficient way to search for programs and files and open them. The dash is equally handy for searching menu entries in programs with many sub-menus. All in all, Ubuntu with Unity is the best desktop experience you get on Linux. Sadly, the next LTS will replace Unity with the less efficient Gnome, which I find only to be functional after installing three or four extensions, and even then, less easy to use and less efficient than Unity.


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Version: 16.04
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-06-26
Votes: 2


Very fast, very reliable. I'm using the 16.04 every day at home and at my work.



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