Ubuntu Groovy Gorilla Beta Available

Oct 08, 2020

The beta version for Ubuntu’s latest release is now available for testing.

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.

Ubuntu 20.10 also features dramatically improved support for fingerprint logins, the Ubuntu installer now has Active Directory integration, Firefox finally includes high precision touchpad scrolling, and Linux kernel 5.8 is running under the hood.

To download an ISO image for Ubuntu 20.10, head over to the official download page and grab yourself a copy. 


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