Ubuntu is a community developed operating system that is perfect for laptops, desktops and servers. Whether you use it at home, at school or at work Ubuntu contains all the applications you'll ever need, from word processing and email applications, to web server software and programming tools.
Enjoy the simplicity of Ubuntu's stylish, intuitive interface. Fast, secure and with thousands of apps to choose from, Ubuntu gives you a clean and streamlined experience that makes it easy to do whatever you want. Perfect for business use, Ubuntu is secure, intuitive, and lightweight. Maintain access to legacy applications without paying for licenses you don't need. And with remote management, your IT staff can do much more with less. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS provides the largest selection of tools, the biggest community and the fastest cloud deployment. This LTS release will be supported for five years and commercial services are available from Canonical.
The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS (Long-Term Support) for its Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products, as well as other flavors of Ubuntu with long-term support. As usual, this point release includes many updates, and updated installation media so that fewer updates need to be downloaded after installation. These include security updates and corrections for other high-impact bugs, with a focus on maintaining stability and compatibility with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
Reach out and touch it
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is the latest release of Ubuntu. Designed to work beautifully on the latest laptops, desktops and touch screen devices, it looks incredible on high resolution screens, and with touch screen enhancements and interface refinements including individual menu bars in each application window, it's now even easier to use.
To use Ubuntu is to fall in love with it. The desktop environment is intuitive but powerful, so you can work quickly and accomplish all you can imagine. With full support for devices with touchscreens and trackpads as well as traditional keyboards and mice, you'll be captivated by its elegance.
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS includes a wealth of smart filters to make it faster and easier to find the content you need, whether it's stored on your computer or on the web.
Type any query into the Dash home and the Smart Scopes server will determine which categories of content are the most relevant to your search, returning only the best results. The server constantly improves its results by learning which categories and results are most useful to you over time.
With the Firefox web browser already installed, Ubuntu has everything you need to surf securely and at speed. And if Firefox isn't your favourite, you can always select the Chromium browser from the Ubuntu Software Centre -- and install it in just a few clicks.
Bored of waiting to get online? Leave the days of slow surfing behind you. Renowned for their speed and security, Ubuntu and Firefox make browsing the web a pleasure again.
With automatic security updates, anti-phishing technology and defence against viruses and malware, Ubuntu and Firefox help you keep your private information private.
Create professional documents, spreadsheets and presentations with Ubuntu. LibreOffice is easy to use, packed with the features you need, and it's completely free.
Open your Office documents
Ubuntu is compatible with Microsoft Office. That means you can open and edit files like Word documents, Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations, and share them with other users quickly and easily. Works with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Get things done
We understand how important your computer is for day-to-day tasks. Whether it's finding information online, sending emails to colleagues and friends, or creating and sharing documents, Ubuntu has everything you need to get things done. Fast.
Social and email
Ubuntu is packed with apps for quick and easy communication. Empathy helps you integrate your chat accounts. And with Thunderbird, you can access your emails, address book and calendar.
Dash message lens
Keep up to date with your friends and colleagues quickly and easily. With the Dash message lens, you can see all your microblogging feeds in one place. So you'll be able to follow the latest news and gossip like never before.
Stay in touch with your friends, family and colleagues wherever you are. Ubuntu works brilliantly with Skype so you can have face-to-face chats with your contacts, any time, anywhere and, of course, completely free!
Photos and videos
Ubuntu is full of free apps to help you enjoy, manage, edit and share your photos and videos; whatever you use to take them. With fantastic support for cameras and phones, you won't need any extra drivers to get up and running.
Organise your photos
With Shotwell, you can quickly and easily import, organise, edit and view your pictures. And you can share your favourite snaps on all popular photo sites and social networks.
Photo and illustration tools
Edit your photos or create professional illustrations and designs with tools like GIMP and Inkscape, available in the Ubuntu Software Centre.
Watch all your favourite content online from YouTube, BBC iPlayer and MSN Player. Or download and watch movies with VLC, available in the Ubuntu Software Centre.
Edit your movies
Edit your movies with PiTiVi and then watch them in Movie Player -- or add VLC and OpenShot from the Ubuntu Software Centre, for compatibility with even more file formats.
Games and apps
Ubuntu Software Centre also gives you instant access to thousands of great applications -- some free and some available commercially. You can also search for apps directly from the Dash. If you see something you like, you can get more information and then install it in just a couple of clicks.
The Ubuntu Software Centre comes with a range of apps that make learning fun and engaging.
Ratings and reviews
Each application comes with ratings and reviews to make it easier for you to decide which apps you want to install.
Fun and games
From Sudoku to shoot-em-ups, we've got loads of games that'll keep you busy for hours.
Humble Indie Bundle
You can also pick up some incredible games directly from the Ubuntu Software Centre, as Ubuntu has teamed up with the regular Humble Indie Bundle charity sales. Pick from critically acclaimed titles such as Braid and Bastion, Limbo and FEZ.
Steam on Ubuntu
As the PC gaming resurgence continues at pace, Ubuntu has quickly become a great platform for cutting-edge games. Canonical and Valve have worked together to bring the world's biggest open gaming platform to Ubuntu, with more and more Linux-compatible games, so download Steam today and start playing thousands of titles.
Create cool apps!
Write gorgeous apps with stunning animated and fluid UIs. Choose native or HTML5 and get started with the Ubuntu SDK. Scopes open a window to a world of content to users. Learn how to make your own content stand out by writing scopes to customize the user experience. Embrace the cloud and write a charm for Juju, Ubuntu's orchestration tool to rapidly deploy your code to the web. Blurry the boundaries between native and web with Ubuntu webapps. Learn how to integrate your sites into the system as if they were local apps.
A release schedule you can depend on
Stay up-to-date with free and regular updates and upgrades. Standard releases every six months help you stay up-to-date with the very latest hardware and software changes. Long-term support (LTS) releases, supported for five years, are perfect if you're looking for more stability over a longer period of time.