The Xubuntu team is pleased to announce the immediate release of Xubuntu 16.04. Xubuntu 16.04 is an LTS (Long-Term Support) release and will be supported for 3 years.
The final release images are available as Torrents and direct downloads from
As the main server will be very busy in the first few days after release, we recommend using the Torrents wherever possible.
For support with the release, navigate to Help & Support for a complete list of methods to get help.
Highlights and Known Issues
- New community wallpapers
- Ubuntu Software Centre replaced by GNOME Software
- Thunar is the subject of a few bugs, though they all appear to revolve around similar issues. We have 2 patches applied that, while not completely fixing the issue, do lessen the impact.
- When returning from lock, the cursor disappears on the desktop, you can bring the cursor back with Ctrl+Alt+F1 followed by Ctrl+Alt+F7
- Mugshot crashes when capturing image with camera. Camera currently disabled.
- Albatross, Bluebird and Orion GTK+ themes have been dropped since they do not support newer GTK3 versions
For more information on affecting bugs, bug fixes and a list of new package versions (since 14.04 LTS), please refer to the Release Notes.
Thanks to all who have contributed to Xubuntu, not least those who test for us when called upon, and generally anyone can do that for us all. We will name you all in time – you deserve one last mention. Thank you on behalf of all installing Xubuntu – you all rock!