Ubuntu in organisations

Ubuntu is adopted by small and large teams alike because it is easy to use, highly secure, has a low cost of ownership and a huge range of apps.

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All essentials built-in

  • Long Term Support releases come with five years of security patches and updates
  • Only essential packages are included reducing disk footprint and install times
  • Open source — free from licensing restrictions
  • Microsoft-compatible office productivity suite
  • Fully translated into 100+ languages
  • On-site consulting services and training available
  • Virus free and highly secure

Countless apps available

  • LibreOffice

    The free office productivity suite that's compatible with Microsoft Office.

  • Slack

    Team communication for the 21st century.

  • Wavebox

    The web communication client that brings together Gmail, Inbox, Outlook, O365, Trello and Slack.

  • Spotify

    Play and stream your favourite songs and albums for free with Spotify.

  • Chromium

    A fast, simple and secure web browser, built for the modern web.

  • Skype

    The free instant messaging, voice or video calling service.

  • Intellij

    Capable and ergonomic Integrated Development Environment for Java.

  • Dropbox

    The world's favourite cloud backup and file sharing service.

  • Ora

    Agile task management and visual team collaboration, Ora is your team's command center.

Ubuntu is at the forefront of safety and reliability

Your Ubuntu software is built with unrivalled security in mind — and is secure from the moment you install it and will remain so because Canonical's team of security experts will ensure that security updates are always available on Ubuntu first.

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Pre-installed on certified hardware

Ubuntu runs on the world's best hardware from partners such as Dell, HP and Lenovo. And with nearly 90% of PCs shipped by the major PC companies already certified to work with Ubuntu, it is easy to find hardware that will work for your business.

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The developer's favourite

Ubuntu is used by thousands of development teams around the world because of its versatility, reliability, constantly updated features and extensive developer libraries.

If you're managing developers, Ubuntu is the best way to increase your team's productivity and guarantee a smooth transition from development all the way to production.

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Source: Eclipse Community survey, 2014, Stackoverflow annual survey 2016
* This graph excludes non-Linux OSs

Support and management tools

Ubuntu Advantage is the professional support package from the experts at Canonical. Get 24-hour phone and web support every day with access to engineers with first-hand experience of your issues. It also includes Landscape, the Ubuntu systems management tool, for monitoring, managing, patching and compliance reporting on all your Ubuntu desktops.

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A release schedule you can depend on

Stay up-to-date with regular updates and upgrades

Every two years there is a new long-term support (LTS) release of Ubuntu Desktop that is supported for five years. During that time, there will be regular security fixes and other critical updates which are, and always will be, free of charge.

  Released End of Life Extended security maintenance
Ubuntu 22.04 LTS April 2022 April 2027
Ubuntu 21.10 October 2021 July 2022
Ubuntu 21.04 April 2021 January 2022
Ubuntu 20.10 October 2020 July 2021
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS April 2020 April 2025 April 2030
Ubuntu 19.10 October 2019 July 2020
Ubuntu 19.04 April 2019 January 2020
Ubuntu 18.10 October 2018 July 2019
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS April 2018 April 2023 April 2028
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS April 2016 April 2021 April 2024
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS April 2014 April 2019 April 2022
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS April 2012 April 2017 April 2019
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS April 2010 April 2015