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Ubuntu is a Linux distribution based on Debian GNU/Linux. There are Live CD versions which allow later installation and versions meant only for installations.

Getting Ubuntu[edit]

Download an ISO file from http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download and burn to CD or install to USB key with unetbootin, if you plan to install it on a server there are two installer versions Ubuntu Server and Ubuntu Server Live [1].

Installation help[edit]

Mayor changes/ Versions[edit]

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (BionicBeaver):

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:

You can also visit wikipedia:Ubuntu_version_history or https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases for a detailed list of versions and changes

Official Support[edit]

Canonical provides official support for Ubuntu

External links[edit]


  1. Install applications using snaps
  2. Check your Ubuntu version: lsb_release -a
  3. Learn about Ubuntu releases cycle policies: https://ubuntu.com/about/release-cycle
  4. Read # Learn about Ubuntu releases cycle policies: Linux_server_administration/apt/Automatic_updates

See also[edit]

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  1. https://serverfault.com/questions/930163/what-is-the-difference-between-ubuntu-server-and-ubuntu-server-live
  2. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BionicBeaver/ReleaseNotes
  3. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BionicBeaver/ReleaseAnnouncement
  4. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BionicBeaver/ReleaseNotes#Network_configuration