Ubuntu 20.04 Has Been Released

Apr 23, 2020

The latest iteration of the user-friendly Linux distribution is now available.

Right on schedule, Canonical has released the latest version of the Ubuntu. Ubuntu 20.04 "Focal Fossa" includes plenty of new features that should excite any and all Linux and Ubuntu fans. This latest iteration is an LTS (Long Term Support) release, which means it will be supported until 2025.

Focal Fossa is built upon the Linux 5.4 kernel (which is also an LTS release).

One of the most anticipated features included with 20.04 is the Wireguard VPN service, which is built-in at the kernel level and is significantly easier to setup than a traditional VPN. Wireguard is also more secure than other solutions, partially because it is implemented within the kernel and is limited to using only new and more secure cryptographic protocols.

Another big addition to Ubuntu 20.04 is GNOME 3.36, which includes a long-overdue revamping of the login screen. GNOME 3.36 enjoys a boost in performance, a new Do Not Disturb button, fractional scaling, the ability to remove the dock, even more snap support in GNOME Software, more default theme variants (which can now be selected from within Settings, instead of having to install the GNOME Tweaks tool), faster boot times, and improved ZFS support.

There have also been a few things removed. For instance, Canonical is no longer providing ISOs for 32-bit systems. The Amazon app has finally been ousted, and Python 2 is out of the picture.

To get your copy of the Ubuntu 20.04 Desktop or Server edition, head on over to the Ubuntu download page.

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