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LTS stands for Long Term Support.

Lubuntu was recognized as part of the official Ubuntu family, meaning that our quality standards are acknowledged by the Ubuntu people. This also means, we can then release and maintain releases with long term support.

LTS implies that, for 3 years (in our case), the part that comes from Lubuntu (LXDE, that is) is frequently updated and will be maintained for the upcoming three years. Bugs filed during this period do not expire. Canonical has resources allocated to bux fixing, meaning that the part that comes from Ubuntu (repositories, security updates and such) are maintained by them.

In every two years we plan to release a LTS release. Usually, new versions come out around April and October, although precise days are not already established. Nevertheless, the below graph represents our predictions for the next 2 years (kudos to Rafael Laguna). This also means there will be 2 supported LTS releases for the first year after a LTS release.

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If you want the standard 9 month support version of lubuntu, go here (Obviously, once every 4 cycles they are the same).

Downloading Lubuntu LTS

Checklist

  1. Do read the 14.04 Release Notes or 16.04 Release Notes and 14.04 Known Issues or .16.04 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 CD OR create a bootable USB flash drive - using UNetbootin is highly recommended

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

Torrent

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 CD, you can boot your computer with Lubuntu to back-up your data!

Standard PC

16.04

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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.

14.04

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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.


Mac Systems

These releases are only done at LTS, please do upload and then the system will ask to be updated, allow it to do so. amd64+mac is available as 14.04.1 and powerpc as 14.04.5 or 16.04.1. There are no plans for amd64+mac images for any future versions as they are combined into amd64 images.

16.04

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PowerPC version. For Apple Macintosh G3, G4, and G5, including iBooks, PowerBooks and IBM OpenPower. To avoid unnecessary problems, please see the Ubuntu PowerPC FAQ and PowerPC Known Issues pages before installing.

14.04

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64 bit version for Intel Mac. If you don't have a 64-bit processor you can download the 32 bit version. The amd64+mac image was combined into the standard amd64 image post 14.04.1

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PowerPC version. For Apple Macintosh G3, G4, and G5, including iBooks, PowerBooks and IBM OpenPower. To avoid unnecessary problems, please see the Ubuntu PowerPC FAQ and PowerPC Known Issues pages before installing.


Alternate Install

Alternate ISOs are for low-RAM PCs. Computers with less than 400 MB of RAM are considered low-RAM computers. You can find more information about Alternative Install.

Note: There has been an issue with alternate installs since 14.04.1, please use the 14.04.1 version here and then update.


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. Use this area if the main site is slow.


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/LTS (last edited 2017-02-20 21:59:52 by walterorlin)