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Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Beta Is Now Available for Download

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Development on Ubuntu 20.10 kicked off earlier this year, shortly after the launch of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa), but since it’s not a long-term supported (LTS) series, there aren’t any major new features and enhancements to be expected in the upcoming release.

The biggest things you already know about them. Ubuntu 20.10 will be shipping with the latest and greatest Linux 5.8 kernel series, which, of course, brings better hardware support, as well as the latest and greatest GNOME 3.38 desktop environment, which I took for a first look this week.

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Ubuntu 20.10 Beta Released For Testing

  • Ubuntu 20.10 Beta Released For Testing

    Ubuntu 20.10 is due for its official release on 22 October while the beta serves as the prime opportunity for testing it to avoid any last minute snafus. Ubuntu 20.10 is riding high atop the stable Linux 5.8 kernel, migrated to the GCC 10 compiler this cycle, Active Directory support was added to the installer, continued work on the opt-in ZFS root file-system support, restricting access to dmesg, and on the desktop side is rounded out by the recently released GNOME 3.38 that has many improvements in its own right.

  • Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Final Beta released
    The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the Beta release of the Ubuntu
    20.10 Desktop, Server, and Cloud products.
    
    20.10, codenamed "Groovy Gorilla", 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.
    
    This Beta release includes images from not only the Ubuntu Desktop,
    Server, and Cloud products, but also the Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu
    Budgie, UbuntuKylin, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Studio, and Xubuntu flavours.
    
    The Beta images are known to be reasonably free of showstopper image
    build or installer bugs, while representing a very recent snapshot of
    20.10 that should be representative of the features intended to ship
    with the final release expected on October 22nd, 2020.
    
    Ubuntu, Ubuntu Server, Cloud Images:
      Groovy Beta includes updated versions of most of our core set of
      packages, including a current 5.8 kernel, and much more.
    
      To upgrade to Ubuntu 20.10 Beta from Ubuntu 20.04, follow these
      instructions:
    
      https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GroovyUpgrades
    
      The Ubuntu 20.10 Beta images can be downloaded at:
    
      http://releases.ubuntu.com/20.10/ (Ubuntu and Ubuntu Server on x86)
    
      This Ubuntu Server image features the next generation Subiquity server
      installer, bringing the comfortable live session and speedy install of
      the Ubuntu Desktop to server users at last.
    
      Additional images can be found at the following links:
    
      http://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/daily/server/groovy/current/ (Cloud Images)
      http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/20.10/beta/ (Non-x86)
    
      As fixes will be included in new images between now and release, any
      daily cloud image from today or later (i.e. a serial of 20200930 or
      higher) should be considered a Beta image.  Bugs found should be filed
      against the appropriate packages or, failing that, the cloud-images
      project in Launchpad.
    
      The full release notes for Ubuntu 20.10 Beta can be found at:
    
      https://discourse.ubuntu.com/t/groovy-gorilla-release-notes
    
    Kubuntu:
      Kubuntu is the KDE based flavour of Ubuntu. It uses the Plasma desktop
      and includes a wide selection of tools from the KDE project.
    
      The Beta images can be downloaded at:
      http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/20.10/beta/
    
    Lubuntu:
      Lubuntu is a flavor of Ubuntu which uses the Lightweight Qt Desktop
      Environment (LXQt).  The project’s goal is to provide a lightweight
      yet functional Linux distribution based on a rock-solid Ubuntu base.
    
      The Beta images can be downloaded at:
      http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/20.10/beta/
    
    Ubuntu Budgie:
      Ubuntu Budgie is community developed desktop, integrating Budgie
      Desktop Environment with Ubuntu at its core.
    
      The Beta images can be downloaded at:
      http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-budgie/releases/20.10/beta/
    
    UbuntuKylin:
      UbuntuKylin is a flavor of Ubuntu that is more suitable for Chinese
      users.
    
      The Beta images can be downloaded at:
      http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntukylin/releases/20.10/beta/
    
    Ubuntu MATE:
      Ubuntu MATE is a flavor of Ubuntu featuring the MATE desktop
      environment.
    
      The Beta images can be downloaded at:
      http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-mate/releases/20.10/beta/
    
    Ubuntu Studio:
      Ubuntu Studio is a flavor of Ubuntu that provides a full range of
      multimedia content creation applications for each key workflow: audio,
      graphics, video, photography and publishing.
    
      The Beta images can be downloaded at:
      http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntustudio/releases/20.10/beta/
    
    Xubuntu:
      Xubuntu is a flavor of Ubuntu that comes with Xfce, which is a stable,
      light and configurable desktop environment.
    
      The Beta images can be downloaded at:
      http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/20.10/beta/
    
    Regular daily images for Ubuntu, and all flavours, can be found at:
      http://cdimage.ubuntu.com
    
    Ubuntu is a full-featured Linux distribution for clients, servers and
    clouds, with a fast and easy installation and regular releases.  A
    tightly-integrated selection of excellent applications is included, and
    an incredible variety of add-on software is just a few clicks away.
    
    Professional technical support is available from Canonical Limited and
    hundreds of other companies around the world.  For more information
    about support, visit https://ubuntu.com/support
    
    If you would like to help shape Ubuntu, take a look at the list of ways
    you can participate at:
    https://ubuntu.com/community/participate
    
    Your comments, bug reports, patches and suggestions really help us to
    improve this and future releases of Ubuntu.  Instructions can be found
    at: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs
    
    You can find out more about Ubuntu and about this beta release on our
    website, IRC channel and wiki.
    
    To sign up for future Ubuntu announcements, please subscribe to Ubuntu's
    very low volume announcement list at:
    
      https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-announce
    
    On behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team,
    Łukasz 'sil2100' Zemczak
    

Ubuntu 20.10 Beta is Now Available to Download

  • Ubuntu 20.10 Beta is Now Available to Download

    With the final Ubuntu 20.10 release fast approaching it’s time to get testing — yes, its beta release time!

    Developers and non-developers alike can download the new Ubuntu 20.10 beta to try out all of Groovy’s proposed changes (which we recap below) ahead of the final stable release due later this month.

    This is the only beta release planned for the Groovy development cycle (though a release candidate will arrive in few weeks time) but if you do install it you can upgrade to Ubuntu 20.10 final later this month.

Early video of Ubuntu 20.10 Beta

  • Ubuntu 20.10 Beta

    Today we are looking at Ubuntu 20.10 Beta. It comes fully packed with Gnome 3.38, Linux Kernel 5.8, and uses about 1GB ram when idling. It is fast, stable, and should be another great release! Enjoy!

  • Ubuntu 20.10 Beta Run Through

    In this video, we are looking at Ubuntu 20.10 Beta.

Ubuntu Linux 20.10 'Groovy Gorilla' Beta available for download

  • Ubuntu Linux 20.10 'Groovy Gorilla' Beta 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 months 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 new Ubuntu Beta! That's right, Linux fans, Ubuntu 20.10 "Groovy Gorilla" 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.

Ubuntu Studio 20.10 Beta (Groovy Gorilla) Released

  • Ubuntu Studio 20.10 Beta (Groovy Gorilla) Released

    The Ubuntu Studio team is pleased to announce the beta release of Ubuntu Studio 20.10, codenamed Groovy Gorilla.

    While this beta is reasonably free of any showstopper DVD build or installer bugs, you may find some bugs within. This image is, however, reasonably representative of what you will find when Ubuntu Studio 20.10 is released on October 22, 2020.

Ubuntu 20.10 “Groovy Gorilla” Beta Now Available For Download

Video of Kubuntu 20.10 Beta

  • Kubuntu 20.10 Beta

    Today we are looking at Kubuntu 20.10 Beta. It comes fully packed with KDE Plasma 5.19.5, Linux Kernel 5.8, and uses about 800MB - 1.3GB ram when idling. It is fast, beautiful, stable, and should be another great release! Enjoy!

  • Kubuntu 20.10 Beta Run Through

    In this video, we are looking at Kubuntu 20.10 Beta. Enjoy!

Video of Ubuntu Kylin 20.10 Beta

  • Ubuntu Kylin 20.10 Beta

    Today we are looking at Ubuntu Kylin 20.10 Beta. It comes fully packed with UKUI 3.1 (and it is amazing) Linux Kernel 5.8, and uses about 1.2GB of ram when idling. It is stunning and worth looking at! Enjoy!

  • Ubuntu Kylin 20.10 Beta Run Through

    In this video, we are looking at Ubuntu Kylin 20.10 Beta.

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Kubuntu Groovy Gorilla (20.10) Beta Released

  • Kubuntu Groovy Gorilla (20.10) Beta Released

    The beta of Groovy Gorilla (to become 20.10) has now been released, and is available for download.

    This milestone features images for Kubuntu and other Ubuntu flavours.

    Pre-releases of the Groovy Gorilla are not recommended for...

Ubuntu Linux 20.10 'Groovy Gorilla' Beta Launched

Lubuntu 20.10 Beta Run Through

  • Lubuntu 20.10 Beta Run Through

    In this video, we are looking at Lubuntu 20.10 Beta.

  • Lubuntu 20.10 Beta

    Today we are looking at Lubuntu 20.10 Beta. It comes fully packed with LXQt 0.15, Linux Kernel 5.8, and uses about 400-500MB of ram when idling. It is fast, stable, and should be another great Lubuntu release! Enjoy!

Ubuntu Budgie 20.10 Beta Run Through

  • Ubuntu Budgie 20.10 Beta Run Through

    In this video, we are looking at Ubuntu Budgie 20.10 Beta.

  • Ubuntu Budgie 20.10 Beta

    Today we are looking at Ubuntu Budgie 20.10 Beta. It comes fully packed with Gnome 3.38, Linux Kernel 5.8, and uses about 1.3GB ram when idling. It is fast, stable, and should be another great release! Enjoy!

Ubuntu 20.10 New Features Review and How to Upgrade

  • Ubuntu 20.10 New Features Review and How to Upgrade

    The wait is finally over (almost) for all you Ubuntu fans out there. The latest version of Ubuntu, 20.10 codenamed “Groovy Gorilla,” is currently available in the beta version. I have tested out the distro myself, and it is stable enough to take out for a spin.

    However, as the case with any beta releases, I won’t recommend it to regular users who plan to use it on their main PC for serious work. For that, you need to be patient and hold your breath for a little longer. The final release is scheduled for 22nd Oct 2020.

Ubuntu Groovy Gorilla Beta Available

  • Ubuntu Groovy Gorilla Beta Available

    Canonical has released the first beta version of the upcoming 20.10 (Non-LTS) release, named Groovy Gorilla. The support window for Short Term Releases (STR) is only 9 months. After that 9 months expires, users of STR releases will receive no updates. So keep that in mind, when installing these non Long Term Release versions of Ubuntu.

    That being said, if you want the latest-greatest version of Ubuntu, the STR releases are a good choice.

    The features and improvements to be found in Ubuntu 20.10 include the newest GNOME release (3.38). With GNOME 3.38 you’ll enjoy the ability to manually arrange icons in the Applications grid, folder support has been added to the grid, scale-aware application grid sizing, a new Restart option in the System menu, Wi-Fi sharing QR codes, a much-improved sound recorder and screenshot app, and new parental controls have been added to the Settings app. For more information on the GNOME 3.38 release, check out the official release notes.

Xubuntu 20.10 Beta

  • Xubuntu 20.10 Beta

    Today we are looking at Xubuntu 20.10 Beta. It comes fully packed with XFCE 4.14, Linux Kernel 5.8, and uses about 600MB of ram when idling. It is fast, stable, and should be another great Xubuntu release! Enjoy!

  • Xubuntu 20.10 Beta Run Through

    In this video, we are looking at Xubuntu 20.10 Beta.

Ubuntu MATE 20.10 Beta Run Through

  • Ubuntu MATE 20.10 Beta Run Through

    In this video, we are looking at Ubuntu MATE 20.10 Beta.

  • Ubuntu MATE 20.10 Beta

    Today we are looking at Ubuntu MATE 20.10 Beta. It comes fully packed with MATE 1.24.1, Linux Kernel 5.8, and uses about 800MB of ram when idling. It is fast, stable, and should be another great Ubuntu MATE release! Enjoy!

Ubuntu Cinnamon 20.10 Remix Beta Run Through

  • Ubuntu Cinnamon 20.10 Remix Beta

    Today we are looking at the stunning Ubuntu Cinnamon 20.10 Remix Beta. It comes fully packed with Cinnamon 4.6, Linux Kernel 5.8, and uses about 1.2GB of ram when idling. This distro has really been maturing and looks and feels great! Enjoy!

  • Ubuntu Cinnamon 20.10 Remix Beta Run Through

    In this video, we are looking at Ubuntu Cinnamon 20.10 Remix Beta.

Ubuntu Unity 20.10 Remix

  • Ubuntu Unity 20.10 Remix

    Today we are looking at Ubuntu Unity 20.10 Remix. It comes fully packed with the Unity Desktop, Nemo 4.6 as the File Manager, Linux Kernel 5.8, and uses about 1.2GB of ram when idling. It is fast, beautiful, pure, and should be a great release Enjoy!


  • Ubuntu Unity 20.10 Remix Beta Run Through

    In this video, we are looking at Ubuntu Unity 20.10 Remix Beta.

Beta Version Of Ubuntu 20.10 And Its Flavors Now Available

  • Beta Version Of Ubuntu 20.10 And Its Flavors Now Available To Download

    After Ubuntu 20.04 LTS “Focal Fossa,” the Ubuntu team has now released the final beta of the next Ubuntu 20.10 codenamed “Groovy Gorilla.”

    Following the 26-week long development cycle, the stable version of Ubuntu 20.10 is scheduled to be released on October 22, 2020, with support for 9 months until July 2021.

    In addition to Ubuntu 20.10 Beta, seven other official Ubuntu flavors have also been released. You can download the ISO image and install the beta version, which you would also be able to upgrade to the final stable release by just updating your system.

UbuntuDDE 20.10 Remix Beta Run Through

  • UbuntuDDE 20.10 Remix Beta

    Today we are looking at UbuntuDDE 20.10 Remix Beta. It comes fully packed with Deepin 5.2, Linux Kernel 5.8, and uses about 1 -1.2 of ram when idling. It has a couple of bugs, as seen in the video, but it is a brand new release of Deepin and Ubuntu DDE is still a piece of art in the making, so I am sure that it will just get better! Enjoy!

  • UbuntuDDE 20.10 Remix Beta Run Through

    In this video, we are looking at UbuntuDDE 20.10 Remix Beta.

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