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Downloading Lubuntu

We always recommend you to use the most updated LTS or short release version possible. There are less security risks and you can use more updated resources as well. Nevertheless, we have older versions available for you, even though we highly recommend you to go for the most updated LTS or short release version one.

Upgrading from last release

Upgrades are possible from one release to the next and from one LTS to the next LTS. When upgrading, it is recommended that you back up your own data and you should read the release notes to be aware of both new features and any known issues.

The update manager GUI will offer you the next release of lubuntu (it shows as Ubuntu, but updates Lubuntu); Alternatively, launch LXTerminal and enter

sudo do-release-upgrade

Lubuntu LTS

For our Long Term Support version (supported for 3 years), head over to here. This is recommended for most cases.

Lubuntu Current

The links below are for the current release (supported for 9 months). You should read the release notes. These contain work that may not be added to the LTS as they may effect the stability of the installation. If you want the most up to date lubuntu, this is a good choice.


Please use the torrent link to download, it will be a faster download and will save on costs for bandwidth for the Canonical servers... which means more money in the budget for all of the Ubuntu flavours.

If you’re not sure about installing Lubuntu, you can try it out without affecting your current installed system.
Hint: With the default DVD, you can boot your computer with Lubuntu to back-up your data!

Standard PC

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32-bit version, suitable for almost all PCs.
Choose this if unsure.

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64 bit version for Intel or AMD computers. Most PCs older than about 2007 are not 64-bit compatible, so you may need a 32-bit ISO instead of a 64-bit ISO.


  1. Do read the Release Notes and Known Issues. This will inform you of changes and known issues.

  2. The default "Desktop" installer requires 384-800 MB of RAM (depending on your selected options.) If you have any problems, or if you're comfortable using a keyboard interface, try the alternate installer to install on computers with less RAM or a hard disk smaller than 4.3 GB.

  3. Check MD5SUM for the downloaded ISO - You will need to compare your MD5SUM with Ubuntu Hashes.

  4. Burn the DVD OR create a bootable USB flash drive - using UNetbootin is highly recommended

  5. Check USB or DVD Disc for Errors. When you boot the default installer, you will see the option to "Check Disc For Errors", otherwise, check for errors manually.

MAC systems

As of version 14.04, MAC systems (Intel and PPC) are only available for Long Term Support (LTS) versions. Head over to here for those images.

Alternative Install

Alternate ISOs are for low-RAM PCs and those that can only boot from CD. Computers with less than 400 MB of RAM are considered low-RAM computers. You can find more information about Alternative Install here.

Minimal Install

The lowest system requirement of Lubuntu to run on a machine: Please head over to Minimal Install for further details.

Advanced Methods and Further Information

Further information for experienced users can be found here.

Mirror Sites

Thanks to phillw we have a secondary download server here. Feel free to use this area when the main site is slow due to heavy traffic.

Previous Releases

Previous releases are here.

Development Version

As with all alphas and non-stable betas, they are not suitable for a production environment. If you'd like to help out, we always need more testers. For more details please see the section in our wiki for testing.

Lubuntu/GetLubuntu (last edited 2015-10-24 21:00:25 by phillw)