Select an image
The desktop image allows you to try Kubuntu without changing your computer at all, and at your option to install it permanently later. This type of image is what most people will want to use. You will need at least 384MiB of RAM to install from this image.
There are two images available, each for a different type of computer:
- PC (Intel x86) desktop image
- For almost all PCs. This includes most machines with Intel/AMD/etc type processors and almost all computers that run Microsoft Windows, as well as newer Apple Macintosh systems based on Intel processors. Choose this if you are at all unsure.
Warning: This image is oversized (which is a bug) and will not fit onto a 1GB USB stick. However, you may still test it using a DVD, a larger USB drive, or a virtual machine.
- 64-bit PC (AMD64) desktop image
- Choose this to take full advantage of computers based on the AMD64 or EM64T architecture (e.g., Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon, Core 2). If you have a non-64-bit processor made by AMD, or if you need full support for 32-bit code, use the Intel x86 images instead.
A full list of available files can be found below.
If you need help burning these images to disk, see the Image Burning Guide.
Name Last modified Size Description
Parent Directory - vivid-desktop-i386.iso 31-Jan-2015 06:21 1.2G Desktop image for PC (Intel x86) computers (standard download) vivid-desktop-i386.list 31-Jan-2015 06:21 4.3K Desktop image for PC (Intel x86) computers (file listing) vivid-desktop-i386.manifest 31-Jan-2015 06:15 58K Desktop image for PC (Intel x86) computers (contents of live filesystem) vivid-desktop-i386.iso.zsync 31-Jan-2015 06:21 2.4M Desktop image for PC (Intel x86) computers (zsync metafile) vivid-desktop-amd64.iso 31-Jan-2015 06:19 1.2G Desktop image for 64-bit PC (AMD64) computers (standard download) vivid-desktop-amd64.list 31-Jan-2015 06:19 5.1K Desktop image for 64-bit PC (AMD64) computers (file listing) vivid-desktop-amd64.manifest 31-Jan-2015 05:30 59K Desktop image for 64-bit PC (AMD64) computers (contents of live filesystem) vivid-desktop-amd64.iso.zsync 31-Jan-2015 06:21 2.4M Desktop image for 64-bit PC (AMD64) computers (zsync metafile) vivid-desktop-i386.metalink 31-Jan-2015 06:22 1.0K vivid-desktop-i386.OVERSIZED 04-Dec-2014 05:41 0 vivid-desktop-amd64.metalink 31-Jan-2015 06:22 1.0K SHA256SUMS.gpg 31-Jan-2015 06:22 198 SHA256SUMS 31-Jan-2015 06:22 179 SHA1SUMS.gpg 31-Jan-2015 06:22 198 SHA1SUMS 31-Jan-2015 06:22 131 MD5SUMS.gpg 31-Jan-2015 06:22 198 MD5SUMS-metalink.gpg 31-Jan-2015 06:22 198 MD5SUMS-metalink 31-Jan-2015 06:22 125 MD5SUMS 31-Jan-2015 06:22 115