Distribution Ubuntu

Ubuntu is a non commercial GNU/Linux distribution based on Debian and launched in 2004.

As Ubuntu is based on Debian, it uses the same architecture and packet manager.

We recommend you to use a LTS version (Supported during a long time: 5 years for servers, 3 years for desktop versions).

Security updates are not guaranteed for the versions that are no longer maintained.

If your server uses a non maintained version, it is vulnerable to certain attacks.

Desktop versions (Remote desktop)

Online offers you 4 different remote desktop versions.
These are pre-configured with X2Go, which allows you to view the screen of your server from a remote computer.

Ubuntu - distribution based on GNOME (or Unity for recent versions)

Kubuntu - distribution based on KDE

Xubuntu - distribution based on XFCE

Lubuntu - distribution based on LXDE

Available versions

Version Nom EOL
17.04 Artful Aardvak July 2018
16.04 (LTS) Xenial Xerus April 2021
15.10 Wily Werewolf July 2016
15.04 Vivid Vervet January 2016
14.04 (LTS) Trusty Tahr April 2019
12.04 Precise Pangolin April 2017

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