Download Kubuntu

You can download Kubuntu in many ways. Choose the one that suits you the most.

Regular Download

Download Kubuntu CD and USB stick images. For the desktop a 32bit version and a 64bit version are available.
Download the Kubuntu installer to create your own installation CD or USB stick. The download process can take a while, depending on your connection speed (file size is 700MB).
Download Kubuntu

Choose which version of Kubuntu 10.04.1 LTS you would like to download:

  10.10 10.04 LTS
Supported Until April 2012 Until April 2013
For ... Desktops, Laptops and Netbooks Desktops, Laptops
Architecture 32 and 64 bit 32 and 64 bit
Run Kubuntu from the CD/USB
Install Kubuntu
Media Size 700MB 700MB
What is inside?
Web Browser (Konqueror)
Web Browser (Rekonq)
Chat Client
Video Player
Music Player
Image Viewer
More Information 10.10 release announcement 10.04 LTS release announcement

Alternate CD

Also available is the alternate CD. This CD does not include the Live Installer, but instead uses a text-based installer. Download links:


Kubuntu is also available for download in a DVD. For more information about the DVD read About the DVD section below. Download links:



BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer download network that sometimes enables higher download speeds and more reliable downloads of large files. You will need to install a BitTorrent client on your computer in order to enable this download method.
You may then use one of the following links to download the Kubuntu images:

Read more about Alternate CD and Desktop DVD.


Burning a CD or creating an install USB stick

Kubuntu can be installed from a recordable CD (or DVD) or from a USB stick. Then it can be used as a regular operation system, or as a Live image which you can install Kubuntu from. For more information, see Burning ISO Howto and Installation From USB Stick from the Ubuntu Community Documentation website.


Wubi - Install from Windows

Wubi is an officially supported Kubuntu installer for Windows users that can bring you to the Linux world with a single click. Wubi allows you to install and uninstall Kubuntu as any other Windows application, in a simple and safe way. Are you curious about Linux and Kubuntu? Trying them out has never been easier!
Click here to get the latest Wubi installer (for Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista, 7).

Kubuntu Mobile Technology Preview

Kubuntu Mobile Technology Preview is a preview of Kubuntu using the Plasma Mobile workspace. This is a user interface designed for smart phones and is currently at an early stage of development. Kubuntu Mobile Technology Preview download, Kubuntu Mobile Technology Preview ARM download.


More info

About the Alternate CD

The text based alternate installer can be downloaded from the various download methods above. This installation CD is suited for computers unable to run the graphical desktop based installation, either because their computer does not meet the minimum requirements for the live CD or because their computer requires configuration after the installation is complete in order to use the desktop. The alternate installer includes advanced features such as LVM support.


About the DVD

Do not be confused, even though DVDs can hold far more data than the typical Kubuntu CD, the main benefit of the DVD downloads is to get access to all of the available language packs. Most people will be fine with the standard CD installer. The DVD includes both the live image/desktop installer and text based alternate installer.


MD5 Sums

Before burning a CD, it is highly recommended that you verify the MD5 sum (hash) of the ISO file. For instructions, please see HowToMD5SUM.
Below is a list of MD5 sums to check with your downloaded file:

760c15562bdffba54f23852a5d47db4e  kubuntu-10.10-desktop-amd64.iso
da50a1ddb22060a2abda6823c9d1148d  kubuntu-10.10-desktop-i386.iso
980692e2221c447b4145d974fc54156e  kubuntu-10.10-alternate-amd64.iso
1b91f564bf817d989d5d86f0a20c4949  kubuntu-10.10-alternate-i386.iso
0c2a409a8b7bb85d1efb3b69a71bfa14  maverick-dvd-amd64.iso
a84d9da479e7aca2284ad3164443e9d2  maverick-dvd-i386.iso
c703d5f2d8a3228618f3c813dd2cf095 *kubuntu-10.04.1-alternate-amd64.iso
a3118b385b49d4d81abc20270bc73b81 *kubuntu-10.04.1-alternate-i386.iso
4f036452af7b7082ba2a686aaed7371b *kubuntu-10.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso
16da4ac8a6ba2a1d00438e2690f6a37d *kubuntu-10.04.1-desktop-i386.iso
a23d94d2531298ede2f5d2d6e93dab93 *kubuntu-10.04.1-netbook-i386.iso


More Platforms (Unsupported!)

Kubuntu is available on other computer platforms. In 10.10 images are available for PowerPC, ARM OMAP and ARM OMAP4 These ports of Kubuntu are largely untested, are not supported in any way and may well not work at all. Install at your own risk! Kubuntu 10.10 ports download.