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Ubuntu

Last Update: 2017-12-10 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.

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Average visitor rating: 7.6/10 from 206 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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Bug Tracker https://bugs.launchpad.net/
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Reviews 17.10: Ars TechnicaDedoimedoPro-Linux (German) • DarkDuckDistroWatchHectic GeekderStandard (German)
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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Feature snapshot 17.10
artful
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 2017-12-10 2017-10-19 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   2018-07 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$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB)   743-1432 682-1557 553-1536 796-1533                                               Image Size (MB)
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 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 Graphical Text mode Text mode Text mode Installation
Default Desktop GNOME GNOME 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 (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
Release Model Rolling Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite LibreOffice 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, 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
Init Software systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart SysV SysV SysV SysV Init Software
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 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 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 Yes           Asian Language Support
Full Package List snapshot 17.10 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 17.10
artful
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 (1.1.5) 1.1.3 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 (1.1.5)
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 (4.4.12) 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 (4.4.12)
bind (9.11.2) 9.10.3 9.10.3-P4 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 (9.11.2)
chromium (63.0.3239.84) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (63.0.3239.84)
cups (2.2.6) 2.2.6 2.2.4 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 (2.2.6)
dhcp (4.3.6) 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 (4.3.6)
e2fsprogs (1.43.7) 1.43.7 1.43.5 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 (1.43.7)
firefox (57.0.2) 57.0.1 56.0 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 (57.0.2)
freetype (2.8.1) 2.8 2.8 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 (2.8.1)
gcc (7.2.0) 7.2.0 7.2.0 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 (7.2.0)
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 (2.26) 2.26 2.26 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 (2.26)
gnome-shell (3.26.2) 3.26.2 3.26.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.26.2)
gnucash (2.6.18-1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (2.6.18-1)
gnumeric (1.12.37) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1.9.9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.37)
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02beta3 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+ (3.22.26) 3.22.26 3.22.24 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+ (3.22.26)
httpd (2.4.29) 2.4.29 2.4.27 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 (2.4.29)
inkscape (0.92.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.48.3.1 0.48.2 0.48.1 0.48.0 0.47.0 0.47pre4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (0.92.2)
k3b (17.08.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- k3b (17.08.3)
kmod (24) 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 (5.4.3) 5.4.3 5.4.1 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 (5.4.3)
linux (4.14.5) 4.13.0 4.13 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 (4.14.5)
Package snapshot 17.10
artful
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 (10.2.11) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.2.11)
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.18.0)
mesa (17.3.0) 17.2.4 17.0.3 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 (17.3.0)
mysql (5.7.20) 5.7.20 5.7.19 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 (5.7.20)
nautilus (3.26.2) 3.26.0 3.26.0 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 (3.26.2)
NVIDIA (387.22) 304.137 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 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 (387.22)
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (8u151) -- 8u144 8u102 8u121 8u77 7u85 7u79 7u65 7u51 7u25 7u21 7u7 6b24 6b23 6b22 6b20 6b18 6b16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (8u151)
openssh (7.6p1) 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 (7.6p1)
openssl (1.1.0g) 1.0.2g 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 (1.1.0g)
perl (5.26.1) 5.26.1 5.26.0 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 (5.26.1)
php (7.2.0) 7.1.11 7.1.8 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 (7.2.0)
plasma-desktop (5.11.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.11.4)
postfix (3.2.4) 3.2.3 3.2.3 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 (3.2.4)
postgresql (10.1) 10.1 9.6.5 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 (10.1)
Python (3.6.3) 3.6.4 2.7.14 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 (3.6.3)
qt (5.10.0) 5.9.2 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 (5.10.0)
samba (4.7.3) 4.7.3 4.6.7 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 (4.7.3)
systemd (235) 235 234 232 231 229 225 219 208 204 204 198 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (235)
thunderbird (52.5.0) 52.4.0 52.4.0 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 (52.5.0)
vim (8.0) 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 (2.2.8) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- vlc (2.2.8)
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.12.4)
xorg-server (1.19.5) 1.19.5 1.19.5 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 (1.19.5)

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Version: 17.10
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-12-11
Votes: 0


This is the distribution I always point anyone who is new to Linux to. Whenever I get someone who wants to learn about Open Source, or learn what a community can do to make computing and productivity better, this is the software I show them.

Ubuntu is the reason I and so many others even know about Linux and Open Source anything. It has without fail brought so many people I know into Linux that it could qualify as a recruiter just by itself. It has gone through scrapes and bruises, and gained weight (literally and figuratively) as the years have passed, and yet, it's here being one of the Open Source flagships.

Without Ubuntu I'd have never tried other Linuxes and I always come home at the end of the day, to my Ubuntu Desktop.

I don't like that it has binary blobs, and I don't like that sometimes it goes against it's users wishes, but without Ubuntu, Linux would have never become accessible to me and so many others.

If you are on the fence, try it, if you already use Linux, you already know why you do or don't want it. Just be sure to recognize it's contribution. It may not be the best flag-bearer, but the people it's brought into Linux more than pay for any of it's admittedly small sins.



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Version: 17.04
Rating: 6
Date: 2017-12-09
Votes: 0


I am excited they switched back to Gnome instead of supporting Unity Desktop. Sadly, though, this is the only improvement. The side task bar is still present, with no apparent way to hide it. I'm not sure all Gnome-extensions work. apt has improved; but Ubuntu is still bloated, with too much preinstalled software. I'll say, though, that I've never experienced any hardware issues, such as sound, video, USB ports, etc. suddenly not working.

Overall, I still feel this is the go-to distribution for newbies. It still the version most likely to be supported by developers. Unity3D, for example, only tries to support Ubuntu. But again, it is still bloated; and it's hard to forget the Unity-lens privacy fiasco from a few years ago.


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Version: 16.04
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-12-08
Votes: 1


Very stable and user friendly distro with a lot of support online. This is the best distro for a beginner, but also for a workstation where you do not want things to change too much (except for security updates).


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