Ubuntu 20.10, codenamed “Groovy Gorilla”, was officially released today as the 33rd release of the most popular Linux distribution.
Ubuntu 20.10 will be supported for 9 months until July 2021. If you need Long Term Support, it is recommended you use Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (5-year support) instead.
Ubuntu 20.10 features GNOME 3.38 desktop environment, Linux Kernel 5.8. With the updated kernel, you’ll get:
- Better WiFi connection quality.
- USB 4 (Thunderbolt 3 protocol) support.
- X86 Enable 5-level paging support by default
- Intel Gen11 (Ice Lake) and Gen12 (Tiger Lake) graphics support
- Initial support for AMD Family 19h (Zen 3)
- Thermal pressure tracking for systems for better task placement wrt CPU core
- XFS online repair
- OverlayFS pairing with VirtIO-FS
- Active State Power Management (ASPM) for improved power savings of PCIe-to-PCI devices
- Initial support for POWER10
Other features include:
- Updated Toolchain: glibc 2.32, OpenJDK 11, rustc 1.41, GCC 10, LLVM 11, Python 3.8.6, ruby 2.7.0, php 7.4.9, perl 5.30, golang 1.13.
- First release with desktop images for the Raspberry Pi 4.
- Updated applications.
To get Ubuntu 20.10 Desktop, Server, as well as its flavors, go to:
Upgrade from Ubuntu 20.04 to Ubuntu 20.10:
To upgrade your current Ubuntu 20.04 LTS to Ubuntu 20.10, do following steps one by one:
- First make a backup of all your important data.
- Then disable all third-party PPA repositories.
- Launch Software Updater and install all available updates. And restart if it asks.
- Launch Software & Updates, and go to Updates tab. Select ‘Notify me of a new Ubuntu version: For any new version‘.
- Launch Software Updater again and you’ll see the prompt to upgrade to Ubuntu 20.10.
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