Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Released – Here’s What’s New

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Published on April 23, 2020 by

Canonical officially announced today its Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) operating system for computers, IoT, and cloud environments.

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS is dubbed “Focal Fossa” and it’s Canonical’s Eighth LTS (Long Term Support) release. It will be supported with security and software updates for five years, until April 2025, This release received numerous improvements over previous releases.

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS features the latest GNOME 3.36 desktop environment by default and it’s powered by the most recent and advanced kernel, Long term Support of Linux kernel 5.4. which it brings improved hardware support (among other features). Ubuntu developers have also enabled support for WireGuard (the secure VPN technology) and integration with Livepatch (for reboot-free kernel updates).

Probably the most important new feature of the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) operating system is shown OEM vendor logo during boot. The yaru default theme for all ubuntu version improved introduced a dark variant, which it comes with three variations that user can switch from “Settings” – Yaru dark, Yaru Light and Yaru standard that falls in between ‘dark and light.’

The login and lock screen is completely revamped with a nice and clean look; a bit of modern as well. The desktop environment option went to the right bottom section where you can choose between ‘Ubuntu’, ‘Ubuntu on Wayland’ options

Starting with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, the default software management tool will be shipped as a snap. The store itself is packaged as a snap, it’s not a new store with snap apps only.

in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, you can now enjoy fractional scaling with High-resolution monitors, displays. It features scaling percentages in settings with options – 100%, 125%, 150%, 175% and 200%.

Improved ZFS install support, which provides many advanced file system features such as clones, advanced snapshots, etc. It was available since Ubuntu 19.10 release as an experimental feature. This support improves the reliability of the Ubuntu operating system in production and enterprise deployments.

For more detail, you can read on : Ubuntu 20.04 LTS release notes

Download Ubuntu 20.04 : https://releases.ubuntu.com/20.04

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