It looks like the team killed the old release downloads on SourceForge and their website. Where can I find copies of older versions of this libre, open source software?

  • Does freya work better than loki? Cuz I really have some problems with loki, it's lagging sometimes and it takes some time to power up. – Darius Al. Jan 31 '17 at 12:14
  • @DariusAl. Superficially they're pretty much the same, except for maybe Ubuntu 14.04 vs. 16.04 for the underlying packages. It might be beneficial to "downgrade" if you have older/weird hardware that worked better with an older kernel, maybe. Freya will only get security updates from the Ubuntu repos until April 2019, so just be aware of that. – TheDudeAbides Dec 16 '17 at 2:56

Please keep in mind that elementary supports its penultimate releases only slightly into its current release's life. The older software below is unsupported by the developers and is provided here primarily for purposes of history and curiosity.

A librarian once told me about the lifecycle of periodicals. At first, they are common, used, and after some time, they lose their currency and are discarded. Then they become rare and mainly curios for historians. Looks like we're nearing that latter half already.

So the DistroWatch links are down—elementary isn't hosting these anymore—and the major distro archives (the Internet Archive distro collection and http://distro.ibiblio.org) do not carry it. Until they do, the best way to get these will be by torrent. Be sure to check the torrents against their hashes to verify their authenticity by running the command below each section.

Loki 0.4.1 (64-bit)

sha256sum elementaryos-0.4.1-stable.20180214.iso 5c499579e6ba05eed5626abbbb68fc1e3660e23ccb6a27f1a5f7794fed98bd56


Loki 0.4 (64-bit)

sha256sum elementaryos-0.4-stable-amd64.20160921.iso 8035e0a2fbc977d931af22dcefb77ed6fe87815d89188a43e2cb345f13e629cf

Freya 0.3.2 (64-bit) (32-bit)

  • Softpedia also has a mirror of the latest Freya ISOs

sha256sum elementaryos-0.3.2-stable-amd64.20151209.iso ee737ffa6bf33b742c5a7cee17aa26dec5ee3b573cbbc4b53cbe2a2513c9197a

sha256sum elementaryos-0.3.2-stable-i386.20151209.iso 97e143e762a1d1e3abac9eba33a59a7a6b9f319a7063cd47e406678c379fc683

Luna 0.2

sha256sum elementaryos-stable-amd64.20130810.iso bfd2d56ec2936e7634f466372be6c839af12a8f7df956c0989664dcf9029da18

sha256sum elementaryos-stable-i386.20130810.iso fb00edb0037e3ed6e4d15e035bd9e450e148c1aa18a15e26c839fb550e075051

Jupiter (0.1) at the Internet Archive

Remember: Lots of copies keeps stuff safe

  • Can you add Loki beta 2 download? The stable release has a problem for some of us where it does not install GRUB and thus we're left needing the beta as it did install and boot just fine... – ylluminate Nov 3 '16 at 4:32
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    This is an excellent answer. All previous versions of elementary are listed along with numerous mirrors. Most importantly checksums are listed along with a legitimate source! – Mike Wild Jan 31 '17 at 11:38
  • If you're looking for Freya, I don't think Softpedia is an option anymore. Their elementaryOS entry seems to have been updated to Loki. Try user22600's site below or virtualpanic.com. – TheDudeAbides Dec 16 '17 at 1:56

I have archived old versions of Elementary OS and I published them online: http://osarchive.sda1.eu/elementary-os

  • thank you to user22600 for having the download available for the 32 bit version. my computer wouldn't take the 64, so will give this a try. – Steven Egert Feb 20 '17 at 16:08
  • I ended up going here for the Freya ISO elementaryos-0.3.2-stable-amd64.20151209.iso, and verified it with the SHA256 checksum from above. Thanks for hosting these. – TheDudeAbides Dec 16 '17 at 1:55

All of the versions are online at: http://osarchive.sda1.eu/elementary-os (as I just noticed the post above already says)

  • You should be able to delete your own answer, which would be useful since, as you say, it duplicates another. – waldyrious May 5 '18 at 18:52

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