UBUNTU 20.04 is now officially available, You can download it now
Recommended system requirements (to run UBUNTU 20.04):
- 2 GHz dual-core processor or better
- 4 GB system memory
- 25 GB of free hard drive space
- Either a DVD drive or a USB port for the installer media
- Internet access is helpful
Canonical, the developer of Ubuntu, has officially released Ubuntu 20.04 LTS for download. According to the company, the innovations in this version focus on security and performance. Canonical focuses primarily on professional users.
The Ubuntu version 20.04 LTS carries the code name Focal fossa. The word “Focal” in the title should be associated with the phrase “focal point”, as well as finding something in focus or in the foreground. The fossa is a predator cat that lives on the island of Madagascar.
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS is again a long-term support version. Canonical releases updates for LTS versions for five years. So if you use Ubuntu 20.04 LTS in the versions Desktop, Ubuntu Server, Ubuntu Cloud, Ubuntu Core or Ubuntu Kylin, you have security for the next five years until April 2025. For a fee, Canonical even offers ten years of support (Extended Maintenance Release, ESM) for LTS versions.
Since the focus is on stability and enterprise use in LTS versions, there are no major innovations for normal users compared to Ubuntu 19.10. Ubuntu 20.04 will have the main focus on the desktop Gnome 3.36, which should react faster. The Gnome Display Manager (GDM) gets multi-monitor support. The visual changes also include a new Yaru theme, that has dark and light options. The kernel has version number 5.4.
Canonical also removes the Amazon Web Launcher. Canonical introduced the Amazon Web Launcher with Ubuntu 12.10. Ubuntu users should always be able to quickly access the Amazon page using the corresponding icon in the desktop launcher on the edge of the screen. This decision had brought much criticism from Canonical, the company that develops Ubuntu. In addition, Many Ubuntu users worry about their privacy and data protection with this feature. Canonical therefore had the option in Ubuntu to switch off the Amazon search. Generally, you can watch the following video to discover all the new features in action:
Know More About Ubuntu, Here is the story
Ubuntu is an ancient African word meaning ‘humanity to others’. It is often described as reminding us that ‘I am what I am because of who we all are’. We bring the spirit of Ubuntu to the world of computers and software. The Ubuntu distribution represents the best of what the world’s software community has shared with the world.
Where did it all begin?
Linux was already established in 2004, but it was fragmented into proprietary and unsupported community editions, and free software was not a part of everyday life for most computer users. That’s when Mark Shuttleworth gathered a small team of Debian developers who together founded Canonical and set out to create an easy-to-use Linux desktop called Ubuntu.
The mission for Ubuntu is both social and economic. First, we deliver the world’s free software, freely, to everybody on the same terms. Whether you are a student in India or a global bank, you can download and use Ubuntu free of charge. Second, we aim to cut the cost of professional services – support, management, maintenance, operations – for people who use Ubuntu at scale, through a portfolio of services provided by Canonical which ultimately fund the improvement of the platform.
Ubuntu was the first operating system to commit to scheduled releases on a predictable cadence, every six months, starting in October 2004. In 2006 we decided that every fourth release, made every two years, would receive long-term support for large-scale deployments. This is the origin of the term LTS for stable, maintained releases.
The commercial and community teams collaborate to produce a single, high-quality release, which receives ongoing maintenance for a defined period. Both the release and ongoing updates for core packages are freely available to all users.
Commercial users engage with Canonical to gain access to support, consulting, management tools, managed services, and extended security maintenance.