Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Beta ISOs are ready to download

#Groovy Gorilla #New features #Release Notes #Ubuntu 20.10

If you want to try the beta version, the good news is when the latest stable version is released, you can upgrade your beta version to Ubuntu 20.10 final on October 22nd, 2020.

Ubuntu 20.10 Beta is ready for download for the users who want to try all Groovy Gorilla‘s new features. The developers informed that this is the only Beta release planned for Groovy Gorilla development cycle. The release candidate is also going to be published in a few weeks.

New features in Ubuntu 20.10 Beta

Ubuntu 20.10 comes with GNOME 3.38, the latest stable version of the popular desktop environment, GNOME. GNOME 3.38 allows users to rearrange app icons in the Applications grid by manually using the drag and drop feature. It also brings paging to app folders and a new restart option in the main system menu.

Users can turn a laptop into a Wi-Fi hotspot shareable via QR code. GNOME 3.38 enables battery percentage from the Settings app without using a tweak tool. It also shows upcoming calendar events in the message tray, beneath the calendar widget, which seems very user-friendly.

This Beta version is based on the latest Linux 5.8 kernel. Among with many improvements, Linux 5.8 provides a better AMD Renoir support, adds connectivity for Thunderbolt 5 on ARM devices, ships with new exFAT drivers, and a better power management.

Updated packages

The Beta version has updated versions of core open source software like LibreOffice 7.0, Thunderbird 78, and Mozilla Firefox 81, which has now a high-precision scrolling on Linux. Updated built-in screenshot tool is simplified.

Python, Ruby, Perl and PHP packages are also updated to the latest stable versions. The developers made improvements on security, nftables is now the default backend for the firewall.

This Beta release includes images from the Ubuntu Desktop, Server, and Cloud editions as well as Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu Budgie, UbuntuKylin, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Studio, and Xubuntu flavors. The release notes for the official flavours can be found at the following links:

Support lifespan | Please don’t forget that Ubuntu 20.10 will be supported until July 2021. In need of a Long Term Support, we recommended you use Ubuntu 20.04 LTS instead.

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