Downloading Ubuntu


About Ubuntu

Ubuntu is a free, open source Linux-based operating system that starts with the breadth of Debian and adds regular releases (every six months), a clear focus on the user and usability (it should "Just Work", TM) and a commitment to security updates with 18 months of support for every release (and with 6.06 LTS you get 3 years on the desktop and 5 on the server!). Ubuntu ships with the latest GNOME release as well as a selection of server and desktop software that makes for a comfortable desktop experience off a single installation CD.

What makes Ubuntu special? Why do people choose Ubuntu as their favourite OS for work and play?

Regular and Predictable Releases

The Ubuntu team releases a fresh Ubuntu every six months. It includes the latest kernel, X, GNOME and other key applications, and is supported with security updates for 18 months (or that magical 3 years on the desktop and 5 years on the server for 6.06 LTS). You can download the CD and burn it yourself or have us ship you a CD.

  • To download: Visit our download page.

  • To order a pressed CD: Fill in your shipping address in Shipit - the Ubuntu CD Distribution System. We won't give or sell your information to anyone or use it for anything other than sending you these CDs. If you are part of a library or other community system, you are welcome to request CDs for that group, such as a LUG or school.

Absolutely Free of Charge

Ubuntu is Free Software, and available to you free of charge. It's also Free in the sense of giving you rights of Software Freedom, but you probably knew that already! Unlike many of the other commercial distributions in the free and open source world, the Ubuntu team really does believe that Free software should be free of software licencing charges.

Fast, Easy Install

Ubuntu has a fast and easy graphical installer right on the Desktop CD, which is also a Live CD. We have kept the distribution installation CD set down to one single CD, everything else is available online if you need it. On a typical computer, the Ubuntu installation should be done in less than 25 minutes.

Best of all, you will only ever need to use it once, because we support ongoing upgrades via the network, from version to version. You never need to reinstall the operating system, just upgrade from each released version to the next when you want to.

And if you use Ubuntu on the server, we haven't forgotten you. Ubuntu includes a nice, easy text installer and even has a one click LAMP install option!

Immediately Useful

When you finish your Ubuntu installation your system is immediately usable. On the desktop you have a full set of business productivity applications, internet applications, drawing and graphics applications, and games. Or for the server you get just what you need to get up and running, with nothing you don't. There are thousands of additional pieces of software that are just a few clicks away, but we've done the hard work to get the basics in place easily and effectively.

Downloading Ubuntu

The fastest way for most people to get Ubuntu is by downloading the CD Installer. This is a copy of the CD that you burn to a blank disk. Please note, however, that the CD Installer is nearly 700 MB, so if you don't have a fast Internet connection, you may want to visit the GetUbuntu page for other options. Here are instructions on how to burn the CD to a blank disk

Choosing an Ubuntu Release

There are now two versions of Ubuntu, choose which is best for you:


This site is where you can find the official documentation developed and maintained by the Ubuntu Documentation Project.
DOWNLOAD releasenotes V6.06 overstap van xp naar ubuntu 6.06
  1. Download en brand de iso.
  2. Stel je pc zo in dat er eerst van een cd geboot wordt
  3. Stop die cd in je pc en start op.

Dan zit je in de setup van ubuntu. Hier kom je een partitie tool tegen, en hij installeerd zelf een dual boot dingetje.
Je moet alleen de partpitie-indeling handmatig doen (expert-modes)
Anders gaat het goed mis
Dat hoeft niet handmatig 
Ik heb een voor gepartitioneerde schijf (c & d). En ik heb linux gewoon d laten gebruiken en werkt prima
Je moet het nog handmatig opgeven want de standaard optie is de hele schijf wissen en gebruiken.
Je zal nog altijd handmatig moeten opgeven dat je alleen partitie D wilt gebruiken.


GNOME 2.16

Ubuntu 6.10 comes with the latest GNOME release, GNOME 2.16. After Dapper a large amount of bugfixes and feature additions went into Gnome. Release 2.16 is the culmination of all the hard work that has gone into Gnome to make it more secure, faster and stable. Many applications also have been updated or added.


New Evolution 2.8.0, included in Gnome 2.16, new features include vertical message panes:

Firefox 2.0

Fitting the theme of Edgy's new apps, Firefox 2 is included. New features in 2.0 include inline spell check support in web forms, restore session that crashed, built in phishing detectors, enhanced search engine management with built in OpenSearch support, improved tab support with undo close tab support, better support for previewing and subscribing to web feeds, and much more.

OpenOffice 2.0.4 2.0.4 is also included. This is mostly a security and bugfix release, dealing with specific issues regarding sandboxing of Java applets and macros.

Gaim 2.0 beta 3.1

Gaim 2.0 beta 3.1 is a large leap forward, including a great many tweaks to the UI, Yahoo Doodles, ICQ file transfer, SIP support and much more.

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Replacing the venerable Gnopernicus is the new Orca, a scriptable screenreader for the GNOME desktop, further enhancing accessibility features in Ubuntu. Expect some great things from this in the coming months and years. Best of all, it is written in Ubuntu's favourite language, Python.

New Theme

The new Edgy Theme brings together the best of the art team: a new login page, new desktop wallpaper, and new sounds.

Rounded window borders

With Ubuntu 6.10, we've enabled rounded window borders for all corners of the window.


Downloading and Burning an Ubuntu ISO


This video shows where and how to get an ISO image of an Ubuntu installation CD, check it for errors and then boot from it.

This includes:-

  • Finding the downloads on the Ubuntu website
  • Selecting a mirror
  • Understanding the naming of the files
  • Selecting a file to download
  • Choosing a download mechanism and subsequently downloading the ISO
  • Checking the MD5SUMS of the file
  • Writing the ISO to an empty CD
  • Accessing the Open Source software on the CD

Distribution: Ubuntu
Version: 6.06.1 (Dapper Drake)
Architecture: i386




Installing Ubuntu with Windows Dual-Boot


This screencast shows how to install Ubuntu on a system that already has Windows installed.

This includes:-

  • Accessing the Open Source software on the CD
  • Booting to the live Desktop CD
  • Checking the disk partitions
  • Installing Ubuntu
  • Rebooting to the install of Ubuntu on the hard disk
  • Checking it's still possible to boot to Windows

Distribution: Ubuntu
Version: 6.06.1 (Dapper Drake)
Architecture: i386