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Ubuntu 19.10: What’s New? [Video]

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Yes, I dusted off my old Canon T2i and pointed it at my trusty (if currently rather dusty) Ubuntu laptop to showcase the core changes and improvements that are on offer in the ‘Eoan Ermine’ (just don’t ask me how to pronounce the name).

In 3 minutes and 31 seconds (exactly) you’ll learn all that’s new, nascent and notable in this, the latest Ubuntu release. From the experimental ZFS install option to easy app folder creation, and the new ‘lighter’ Ubuntu GNOME Shell theme.

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