Ubuntu Ecosystem

  • Ubuntu Desktop - Ubuntu is a complete desktop Linux operating system, freely available with both community and professional support.

  • Ubuntu Server - The most popular server Linux in the cloud and data centre, includes five years of guaranteed free upgrades.

  • Ubuntu Core - Ubuntu Core is a lean, strictly confined and fully transactional operating system for the Internet of Things.

  • Ubuntu Cloud - Ubuntu builds optimised and certified server images for partners like Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, Oracle, Rackspace and IBM Cloud.

Official Ubuntu Flavors

Ubuntu flavours offer a unique way to experience Ubuntu, each with their own choice of default applications and settings. Ubuntu flavours are backed by the full Ubuntu archive for packages and updates.

  • Current Ubuntu Flavors:

    • Kubuntu - Kubuntu offers the KDE Plasma Workspace experience, a good-looking system for home and office use.

    • Lubuntu - Lubuntu is a light, fast, and modern Ubuntu flavor using LXQt as its default desktop environment. Lubuntu used to use LXDE as its default desktop environment.

    • Ubuntu Budgie - Ubuntu Budgie provides the Budgie desktop environment which focuses on simplicity and elegance. It provides a traditional desktop metaphor based interface utilising a customisable panel based menu driven system.

    • Ubuntu Kylin - The Ubuntu Kylin project is tuned to the needs of Chinese users, providing a thoughtful and elegant Chinese experience out-of-the-box.

    • Ubuntu MATE - Ubuntu MATE expresses the simplicity of a classic desktop environment. Ubuntu MATE is the continuation of the GNOME 2 desktop which was Ubuntu's default desktop until October 2010.

    • Ubuntu Studio - Ubuntu Studio is a multimedia content creation flavor of Ubuntu, aimed at the audio, video and graphic enthusiast or professional.

    • Xubuntu - Xubuntu is an elegant and easy to use operating system. Xubuntu comes with Xfce, which is a stable, light and configurable desktop environment.

Official Localizations

Localizations created and maintained by approved Ubuntu localization teams:


  • BackBox - A penetration test and security assessment oriented derivative providing a network and informatic systems analysis toolkit.

  • BackSlash Linux - An Indian derivative featuring a beautiful custom desktop called BackSlash Shell.

  • BlankOn - A derivative with enhanced localization targeted to small and medium-sized businesses and schools in Indonesia.

  • Bodhi Linux - A derivative featuring Moksha, an Enlightenment-17-based desktop environment.

  • elementary OS - A derivative featuring the Pantheon desktop environment, customized apps, and app store.

  • Enso OS - A derivative based on elementary OS featuring a customized XFCE desktop environment.

  • feren OS - A derivative based on Ubuntu with the Cinnamon and the KDE Desktop Environment.

  • Freespire - A fully libre derivative sponsored by PC/OpenSystems who also make the commercial derivative Linspire.

  • GalliumOS - A derivative optimized for ChromeOS devices.

  • Guadalinex - A Spanish-language derivative sponsored by the Andalusia regional government in Spain.

  • Greenie - A derivative based on Ubuntu and optimised for users in Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

  • KDE neon - The latest KDE community software packaged on a rock-solid base of Ubuntu LTS.

  • Linspire - A commercial derivative offered by PC/OpenSystems with support optimized for ease of use.

  • Linux Lite - A beginner-friendly Linux derivative based on the LTS release featuring the Xfce desktop environment.

  • Linux Mint - A derivative that provides a classic desktop experience with many convenient, custom tools and out-of-the-box multimedia support.

  • LliureX - A Catalan-language derivative developed by the Council of Culture, Education and Sport at the Municipality of Valencia, Spain.

  • LXLE - A derivative of Lubuntu for older PC hardware based on LTS.

  • Nitrux - A commercial derivative featuring Nomad, a KDE-based custom desktop environment.

  • Nova - A Spanish-language derivative developed by the University of Computer Sciences in Havana, Cuba.

  • OSGeoLive - A self-contained bootable DVD, USB drive, or VM that allows you to try a wide variety of open source geospatial software

  • Peppermint OS - A Lubuntu-based Linux derivative that aims to be fast and use minimal system resources.

  • Pop!_OS - A derivative featuring a custom GNOME desktop from Linux PC manufacturer System76.

  • Regolith - A derivative featuring a custom i3 tiling window manager and GNOME system management tools.

  • SharkLinux - A derivative featuring the MATE desktop with the Ubuntu hardware enablement kernel installed by default.

  • SuperX - An derivative featuring a customized KDE desktop environment developed in India.

  • Trisquel GNU/Linux - A fully libre derivative of Ubuntu approved by the Free Software Foundation.

  • UBports - A community-developed fork of Ubuntu Touch, a derivative of Ubuntu for mobile and tablet devices.

  • Voyager Ubuntu - A derivative showcasing the XFCE desktop environment. Also publishes a GNOME version.

  • wattOS - A derivative using the LXDE or i3 desktop environments that aims for energy efficiency.

  • Zorin OS - A derivative designed for newcomers to Linux.

Other Lists of Derivatives

Defunct Projects

Former Recognised Flavors

Former Localizations

Former Editions

These editions were created and maintained by Canonical and the Ubuntu community. They received full support from Canonical, its partners and the community.


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