The Ubuntu MATE team has been announced and released Ubuntu MATE 20.04 LTS On April 23rd, 2020. Ubuntu MATE 20.04 LTS is the fourth Long Term Support (LTS), It will be supported with security and software updates for 3 years, until April 2023, This release rolls-up various developments, fixes, and optimizations that have been released since the 19.10 LTS.
Ubuntu MATE 20.04 LTS ships with the latest MATE Desktop Environment 1.24 series by default, Added multiple colored theme variations, panel layout switching which is now stable and reliable via MATE Tweak Tweak and Ubuntu MATE Welcome, The key-bindings for window tiling have only worked on full keyboards, includes a new Indicator that provides a “notification center”
Based on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and powered by the most recent and advanced kernel, Long term Support of Linux kernel 5.4. which brings improved hardware support (among other features). A new GTK front end for the firmware update tool is added that lets you upgrade, downgrade, and reinstall firmware on devices supported by Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS), including the LVM and the ZFS option.
Ubuntu MATE 20.04 LTS also brings in GameMode, which is an open-source project, courtesy of the gaming company, Feral Interactive. NVIDIA proprietary drivers are finally landing directly on the ISO images. This means being offline and still selecting the additional 3rd party hardware drivers during installation will have the drivers available.
Ubuntu MATE 20.04 LTS release notes: https://ubuntu-mate.org/blog/ubuntu-mate-focal-fossa-release-notes/
Download Ubuntu MATE 20.04 LTS: https://ubuntu-mate.org/download/