Ubuntu Desktop 19.10 - DVD

Ubuntu 19.10 on DVD, comes with everything you need to run your organization, school, home or enterprise. All the essential applications, like an office suite, browsers, email and media apps come pre-installed and thousands more games and applications are available in the Ubuntu software center.
Includes 'Free Linux tutorial CD with each order'.
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Version 19.10 Release Date: October 17, 2019 (Release Notes)

NOTE: There is no 32 bit version of Ubuntu 19.10

About Ubuntu

Support lifespan

Ubuntu 19.10 will be supported for 9 months until July 2020. If you need Long Term Support, it is recommended you use Ubuntu 18.04 LTS instead.

New features in 19.10

Updated Packages

Linux kernel

Ubuntu 19.10 is based on the Linux release series 5.3. It adds a variety of new hardware support since the 5.0 kernel from 19.04, including support for AMD Navi GPUs, new ARM SoCs, ARM Komeda display, and Intel Speed Select on Xeon servers. Significant developer-facing features include pidfd support for avoiding races cause by pid reuse, a new mount api, and the io_uring interface for asynchronous I/O. To help improve boot speed the default kernel compression algorithm was changed to lz4 on most architectures, and the default initramfs compression algorithm was changed to lz4 on all architectures.


Toolchain Upgrades

Ubuntu 19.10 comes with refreshed state-of-the-art toolchain including new upstream releases of glibc 2.30, ☕ OpenJDK 11, rustc 1.37, GCC 9.2, updated Python 3.7.5, Python 3.8.0 (interpreter only),  ruby 2.5.5, php 7.3.8, perl 5.28.1, golang 1.12.10. There are new improvements on the cross-compilers front as well with POWER and AArch64 toolchain enabled to cross-compile for ARM, PPC64 LE, S390X and RISCV64 targets.


Security Improvements

Ubuntu 19.10 comes with additional default hardening options enabled in GCC, including support for both stack clash protection and control-flow integrity protection. All packages in main have been rebuilt to take advantage of this, with a few exceptions.


Ubuntu Desktop

GNOME 3.34 Desktop

19.10 includes GNOME 3.34 which includes a lot of bug fixes, some new features and a significant improvement in responsiveness and speed.

  • You can group icons in the Activities overview by dragging and dropping on to other icons or groups
  • Improved wallpaper settings
  • Improved wifi settings  
  • Improved performance:
    • Consistently higher and smoother frame rates
    • Lower output latency in Xorg sessions (by one frame) for most graphics drivers
    • Lower input latency for some devices such as touchpad scrolling and keyboards
    • Lower CPU usage


Ubuntu 19.10 New Features

  • Plug in a USB drive and access it directly from the dock
  • New themes: Yaru light and dark variants are now available. Install GNOME Tweaks to easily switch your default.
  • Support for DLNA sharing is now available by default. Share you videos to your smart TV.
  • Xwayland apps are now supported running as root/sudo.
  • Added support for WPA3
  • The Chromium browser is only available as a snap in 19.10.


ZFS on root

  • Support for ZFS as the root filesystem is added as an experimental feature in 19.10
  • Create the ZFS file system and partitioning layout automatically direct from the installer


NVIDIA-specific Improvements

  • The driver is now included in the ISO
  • Improved startup reliability when the NVIDIA driver is in use
  • Improved rendering smoothness and frame rates specifically for NVIDIA


Updated Applications

  • LibreOffice 6.3
  • Firefox 69
  • Thunderbird 68


Updated Subsystems

PulseAudio 13.0

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Media TypeDVD
Disk TypeLive Disk
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