Version 20.04.2 Release Date: February 4, 2021 (Release Notes)
Starting with 17.10 there is no longer a 32 bit release for the desktop version of Ubuntu.
NOTE: This distro comes on a USB Flash Drive. Please ensure that your system has USB 2.0 + ports before ordering. Distro will come on a name brand USB 3.0 drive that is backwards compatible with USB 2.0.
Let’s start with some basic information.
As with every Ubuntu release, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS comes with a selection of the latest and greatest software developed by the free software community.
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS is based on the long-term supported Linux release series 5.4. Notable features and enhancements in 5.4 since 5.3 include:
Other notable kernel updates to 5.4 since version 4.15 released in 18.04 LTS include:
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS comes with refreshed state-of-the-art toolchain including new upstream releases of glibc 2.31, ☕ OpenJDK 11, rustc 1.41, GCC 9.3, Python 3.8.2, ruby 2.7.0, php 7.4, perl 5.30, golang 1.13.
New graphical boot splash (integrates with the system BIOS logo).
Refreshed Yaru theme
Light/Dark theme switching
Mesa 20.0 OpenGL stack
PulseAudio 14.0 (prerelease)
With this Ubuntu release, netplan.io has grown multiple new features, some of which are:
Continuing with what started in the Eoan release, Ubuntu Focal ships zfs 0.8.3. Compared to what was available in the previous LTS release, zfs 0.8 brings many new features. Highlights include:
In 20.04 LTS, the python included in the base system is Python 3.8. Python 2.7 has been moved to universe and is not included by default in any new installs.
Remaining packages in Ubuntu which require Python 2.7 have been updated to use /usr/bin/python2 as their interpreter, and /usr/bin/python is not present by default on any new installs. On systems upgraded from previous releases, /usr/bin/python will continue to point to python2 for compatibility. Users who require /usr/bin/python for compatibility on newly-installed systems are encouraged to install the python-is-python3 package, for a /usr/bin/python pointing to python3 instead.
The Snap Store (snap-store) replaces ubuntu-software as the default tool for finding and installing packages and snaps.
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