Linux Distributions

Ubuntu – elegant and easy to use Linux distribution

Ubuntu logo Ubuntu is a modern, open source operating system on Linux for the enterprise server, desktop, cloud, and IoT.

It’s widely accepted as one of the most beginner-friendly Linux distros.

Ubuntu is based on the Debian distribution.

Ubuntu 24.04 LTS

Working state:Active
Desktop:GNOME, Unity
Init Software:systemd
Package Management:DEB (apt), snap
Release Model:Fixed release

Interim releases every 6 months, Long Term Support releases every two years
Platforms:x64-64, ARM64, RISC-V, ppc64le, s390x, ARMhf
Developer:Canonical Ltd
This article is part of our Big List of Active Linux Distros which is currently under development.

What's a Linux distribution ("distro")?

A distro provides the user with a desktop environment, preloaded applications, and ways to update and maintain the system.

Each distro makes different choices, deciding which open source projects to install and provides custom written programs. They can have different philosophies.

Some distros are intended for desktop computers, some for servers without a graphical interface, and others for special uses. Because Linux is an open source operating system, combinations of software vary between Linux distros.
Notify of

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
1 month ago

I’m looking forward to the next LTS release, lots of good developments in store.

Peter Franks
Peter Franks
1 month ago
Reply to  Graham

Yes, the 24.04 LTS release offers a cool new installer, an even cooler new software installer, a dedicated firmware updater, and lots of refinements in the desktop environment area.