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Ubuntu 20.04 Beta is Now Available to Download

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Landing in advance of next month’s stable release, the Ubuntu 20.04 beta gives enthusiasts and testers the chance to get up close with the various changes on offer.

Such as?

Well, Ubuntu 20.04 beta ships the Linux 5.4 kernel; offers the majority of the recent GNOME 3.36 release, including its new lock screen; and adds a new ‘dark mode’ setting to the Appearance section.

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Ubuntu MATE 20.04 Release Notes

  • Ubuntu MATE 20.04 Release Notes

    We are preparing Ubuntu MATE 20.04 (Focal Fossa) for distribution on April 23rd, 2020. With this Beta pre-release, you can see what we are trying out in preparation for our next (stable) version. The Ubuntu MATE team is proud to be a part of Ubuntu Testing Week which starts today (2 April) until 8 April along with the other flavours of the Ubuntu family. Please join us in testing the beta of Ubuntu MATE 20.04 (Focal Fossa) as well sharing the :green_heart: by testing out some of the other flavours.

    Unsure of how to test? Alan Pope, the co-founder of Ubuntu MATE, has made an outstanding video showing how easy it is to do.

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Beta Released

  • Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Beta Released

    For those with extra time on their hands due to being at home and social distancing, Canonical released the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS beta today for testing.

    The Ubuntu 20.04 "Focal Fossa" beta is out for the desktop, server, and cloud platforms. Additionally, beta images are available for Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu Budgie, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Studio, and Xubuntu.

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Beta Released Today! The Wait is Over!

  • Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Beta Released Today! The Wait is Over!

    Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Beta Released: The Team Canonical announced the latest version of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS for public usage. Users all around the world are eagerly waiting for the release of the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS version. The full release of this Ubuntu 20.04 LTS is scheduled to be released on 23 April 2020.

    The exact words from the Ubuntu team are...

Ubuntu 20.04: The most exciting new features

  • Ubuntu 20.04: The most exciting new features

    Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa) will be unleashed on April 23rd, 2020. The first reports of this new release were mostly focused on a new release of GNOME and a few other aesthetic tweaks, plus a couple of additional performance enhancements.

    But we are talking about Ubuntu, one of the most user-friendly and enterprise-ready desktop Linux distributions on the market. So of course the developers weren't going to settle for having their twentieth release standing as an uneventful occasion. So it should come as no surprise that, in recent days, the news that Ubuntu was going to do something really important for this update came down the pipe.

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Beta Is Now Available for Download

  • Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Beta Is Now Available for Download

    Highlights of the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS release include the latest and greatest GNOME 3.36 desktop environment, a new graphical boot splash that integrates with the system BIOS logo, and Linux kernel 5.4 LTS with lz4 compression algorithm by default for kernel and initramfs for faster boot times.

Ubuntu Kylin 20.04 Beta Run Through

Ubuntu 20.04 Flavours Hit Beta, But What’s New?

  • Ubuntu 20.04 Flavours Hit Beta, But What’s New?

    Rather than push out a post for each of them I figured I’d offer a concise roundup of their major new features, alongside links to download the relevant beta snapshot for your own testing and/or enjoyment!

    Remember: if you install Ubuntu 20.04 beta (any flavour) and you want to upgrade to the final stable release on April 23, you can: just install ALL updates issued between now and then to do so.

Ubuntu Linux 20.04 LTS 'Focal Fossa' Beta now available for down

  • Ubuntu Linux 20.04 LTS 'Focal Fossa' Beta now available for download

    Today is Friday, meaning later this afternoon, we will officially be starting the weekend! Woo-hoo! Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, many of us will be spending our weekend downtime indoors once again. Sigh. The weekend is far less exciting when you've been self-quarantining for weeks due to a pandemic.

    Thankfully, we can all still have plenty of fun while indoors thanks to the internet. Not only can we stream video and music, but we can play online video games too. If you are a computer nerd, however, I have a much better suggestion -- install the Ubuntu Beta! That's right, Linux fans, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS "Focal Fossa" Beta is now available for download. This doesn't just include the "vanilla" GNOME version either, but other variants like Kubuntu and Xubuntu as well.

Kubuntu Focal Fossa (20.04 LTS) Beta Released

  • Kubuntu Focal Fossa (20.04 LTS) Beta Released

    The beta of Focal Fossa (to become 20.04 LTS) has now been released, and is available for download.

    User of Kubuntu, Ubuntu, and other flavours are invited to take part in #UbuntuTestingWeek.

    This milestone features images for Kubuntu and other Ubuntu flavours.

Ubuntu 20.04 “Focal Fossa” Beta Released

  • Ubuntu 20.04 “Focal Fossa” Beta Released

    Ubuntu 20.04 “Focal Fossa” heads toward its final release later this month with the Beta release. Ubuntu 20.04 Beta version is available to download with a number of changes & new features in the base system.

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Beta is Available. Download Now.

  • Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Beta is Available. Download Now.

    The beta release of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS is here and it is available for download immediately. The final release is planned on Apr 23, 2020, and this beta release gives early adopters, testers a quick preview on what to expect on the final product.

    Before you read on the various changes in Ubuntu 20.04 “Focal Fossa”, note that Ubuntu 20.04 LTS “Focal Fossa” is supported for five years till July 2025 as per standard LTS policy. Hence it is a significant release considering desktop and servers which is running the current stable Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

  • Ubuntu 20.04 has hit Beta (as have all the extra flavours) - help make it a release to remember

    Ah Ubuntu, it's like a warm cuddly blanket or a favourite jumper. There's others in your wardrobe but nothing is quite like the comfy and safe feel of it. A major new version is approaching with Ubuntu 20.04 which is a "Long Term Support" release.

    Ubuntu 20.04 and all the flavours like Ubuntu MATE, Kubuntu, Budgie and so on have all hit the Beta stage so they're ready for some wider testing and reporting. It's also now Ubuntu Testing Week which runs until April 8, which all the effort now focused on ISO testing, bug reporting, and of course fixing bugs.

Kubuntu 20.04 Beta Run Through

Ubuntu 20.04 Beta Run Through

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Final Beta Now Available

  • Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Final Beta Now Available for Download

    The company says the stable version of the next Ubuntu release is expected on April 23, so you can try it out in advance using this beta for a little over two weeks.

    “20.04 LTS, codenamed "Focal Fossa", continues Ubuntu's proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. The team has been hard at work through this cycle, introducing new features and fixing bugs,” Canonical says.

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS “Focal Fossa” Final Beta Released

Lubuntu 20.04 LTS Beta Released!

  • Lubuntu 20.04 LTS Beta Released!

    Your Lubuntu team has been hard at work, and has now released the beta version of Lubuntu 20.04 LTS. This will be our 18th release of Lubuntu, our fourth LTS release, but is our first LTS with the new LXQt desktop.

    Between April 2nd and April 23rd, all efforts will be focused on testing our product before its final release; finding any missed bugs and getting those squashed. These beta images are not intended to be used on a production system. We strongly encourage anyone willing to test the new images to join our development group, our forum, or the new Ubuntu community group that is coordinating testing for all the flavors on IRC or Telegram. For more information on testing Lubuntu please visit our wiki page. We’ll love all the spare time anyone can provide, to help test our upcoming Lubuntu 20.04 LTS release, and make this the best Lubuntu release ever.

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS “Focal Fossa” final Beta out now

  • Ubuntu 20.04 LTS “Focal Fossa” final Beta out now

    The last beta version of Ubuntu 20.04 (codenamed Focal Fossa) is finally here for all those who want to give a shot to this significant update before they get their hands on the final release.

    Delving deeper into this beta release, you can now download images for Ubuntu Desktop, Server, and Cloud products as well as the other Ubuntu variants, which include Xubuntu, Ubuntu Studio, Ubuntu MATE, UbuntuKylin, Ubuntu Budgie, Lubuntu, and Kubuntu.

Ubuntu MATE 20.04 Beta Run Through

"Already in final beta?"

  • Already in final beta? That's Madagascar: Ubuntu 20.04 'Focal Fossa' gets updated desktop, ZFS support

    Canonical has dropped a final beta of Ubuntu 20.04 "Focal Fossa", set for full release on 23 April.

    Ubuntu has a six-monthly release cycle, with a long-term support release every two years. Ubuntu 20.04 is one of those, so this will get hardware and maintenance updates until 2022, maintenance updates until 2025, and extended security maintenance until 2030. Other releases by contrast are only supported for nine months.

    Canonical says that 95 per cent of all Ubuntu installations are LTS – so for those users, this is the first new release since 18.04. The Linux kernel in 20.04 is 5.4, which is also a long-term release.

Move Trash Icon to Left Dock Panel in Ubuntu 20.04

  • Move Trash Icon to Left Dock Panel in Ubuntu 20.04

    Want to remove the trash icon from your Ubuntu 20.04 Gnome desktop, and put it onto the left dock launcher?
    This quick tutorial is going to show you how to do the job by either running 2 commands or using a graphical configuration tool.

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Beta

  • Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Beta

    As announced the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) beta images are now available! Those of you subscribed to ubuntu-server mailing list can clearly see the hard work that has gone on this cycle to get the latest and greatest software to our users.

    Check out the initial release notes for more details and please help us by testing the beta version of Ubuntu Focal! Setting up a test system and upgrading from Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic) as well as trying out the live installer for fresh installs are particularly important.

    The Ubuntu Server live installer, based on subiquity, has a couple new features I would to highlight. First, initial support for automated installs is available; checkout the wiki page for more details. Second, the installer comes with the ability to update itself to get the latest bug fixes and features. This is a huge addition that makes it even simpler for users to get the latest features and bug fixes!

Xubuntu 20.04 Beta Run Through

What’s New in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

  • What’s New in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

    Ubuntu 20.04 is the latest LTS release of Ubuntu. Ubuntu 20.04 LTS comes with a lot of new features and changes. In this article, I am going to talk about these new features and changes. So, let’s get started.

Lubuntu 20.04 Beta Run Through

Ubuntu Budgie 20.04 Beta

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Upcoming Ubuntu 20.04-based Linux Mint 20 Drops 32-Bit ISO

    • Upcoming Ubuntu 20.04-based Linux Mint 20 Drops 32-Bit ISO

      Last week, Linux Mint fans witnessed the release of Debian Based LMDE 4 Linux distro. They are now set to unveil their Ubuntu-based version in the coming months. The upcoming Linux Mint 20 “Ulyana” will be based on the next long term release Ubuntu 20.04.

      Surprisingly, Linux Mint revealed in their latest monthly blog that they’re now discontinuing the development of 32-bit ISO images. This means the Linux Mint 20 will only be available in 64-bit featuring three editions: Cinnamon, MATE, and Xfce.

Do You Plan to Upgrade to or Install Ubuntu 20.04 LTS? [Poll]

  • Do You Plan to Upgrade to or Install Ubuntu 20.04 LTS? [Poll]

    We’re just two weeks out — two weeks! — from the final stable release of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS ‘Focal Fossa‘.

    Which makes now a good to ask whether you plan to upgrade to Ubuntu 20.04 before, on, or after release day.

    Already done it? Still debating it? Can’t decide? Whichever it is, I wanna know!

    So below is a poll which those of you using Firefox probably can’t see in which you can share your upgrade intentions with me and with the wider, wilder World Wide Web!

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