Canonical introduced the overall availability of the Linux distribution Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Long Term Support) on April 23, 2020. Development put a concentrate on safety and privateness in response to Canonical, and it exhibits as the discharge consists of WireGuard VPN shopper and Secure Boot assist.
WireGuard assist shall be backported to Ubuntu 18.04 LTS in response to Canonical.
Downloads are already available on the official Ubuntu web site. Interested customers could obtain Desktop and Server variations of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS from the positioning to run them instantly or set up them on techniques.
Ubuntu will test the integrity of the medium when booting into reside classes; this can be skipped utilizing Ctrl-C. The improvement crew notes that it enabled the checks as a result of installs utilizing corrupt Ubuntu downloads are “one of the crucial widespread error situations”.
The new model of Ubuntu comes with refreshed Yaru theme which the builders launched in Ubuntu 18.10 for the primary time. Users who improve from Ubuntu 18.04 LTS shall be uncovered to the brand new theme for the primary time. These may also see extra adjustments, e.g. assist for the encryption software program VeraCrypt, sound panel enhancements, and improved desktop efficiency due to decrease CPU utilization.
Yaru theme gives three variants — Light, Standard and Dark — and a sound theme. Users could swap between the three theme variants underneath Settings > Appearance.
Ubuntu makes use of the GNOME desktop atmosphere which has been upgraded to model three.36 within the launch. GNOME three.36 options a number of seen but in addition behind-the-scenes adjustments. There is a brand new do-not-disturb toggle to silence all however essential system notifications. Other adjustments embrace enhancements to app folder administration, UI adjustments, and new login and lock screens.
The GNOME crew launched a brief YouTube video that highlights essential adjustments within the new model of the desktop atmosphere.
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS ships with Firefox 75 because the default internet browser. Firefox 75 was released on April 7, 2020; you may test out our evaluation of the brand new model to seek out out what is new and adjusted. Thunderbird 68.7.zero and LibreOffice 6.four are additionally included within the new Ubuntu launch.
Steam continues to work in Ubuntu 20.04 even if 32-bit variations of Ubuntu are now not created. The distribution consists of essential 32-bit libraries to make sure that Steam, Wine, Lutris, and different platforms that require these proceed to operate as earlier than.
Other desktop shopper adjustments embrace an up to date ZFS file system that includes native encryption, pool trimming and improved assist.
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS consists of Linux kernel 5.four. The launch improves safety by enhancing the kernel lockdown mode. It consists of assist for virtio-fs, a driver for full OS virtualization, Fs-verity which is a brand new assist layer that file techniques could use to determine tampering, and dm-clone to clone machine mapper targets.
Benchmarks that Canoncial ran confirmed enhancements in boot efficiency due to the mixing of the brand new kernel within the Linux distribution. You can test out further details about the brand new kernel and the benchmarks here.
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