Yesterday they launched new versions of Ubuntu and all its official flavors. This is the October 2019 version, so the numbering is 19.10, and the codename they chose six months ago was Eoan Ermine. Each flavor has included its own novelties, such as the possibility of installing a Wayland session in Kubuntu 19.10, and in this article we are going to talk about the Ubuntu 19.10 highlights Eoan Ermine.
Being a family, many of the novelties of the main flavor of Canonical systems are shared, such as the kernel it uses, how long it will be supported or the LZ4 compression. On the other hand, it also includes some exclusives, partly because it is the only version that uses GNOME 3.34. Below you have the list of new features of a system that has focused on preparing the way for Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa.
What's new in Ubuntu 19.10 Eoan Ermine
- Linux 5.3.
- Support until July 2020.
- Initial support for ZFS as root.
- GNOME 3.34, an environment that provides greater speed and fluidity.
- Updated applications and packages.
- LZ4 compression, which will make it start faster.
- Nightlight improvements accessible from a new tab.
- Ability to create folders in the application launcher.
- Responsive settings window.
- New Yaru themes, highlights the dark.
- There is no longer a 32-bit version in any official flavor.
- NVIDIA drivers included in the ISO image.
- Improved support for the Raspberry Pi 4.
- Improved keyboard key navigation.
- Touch navigation improvements.
- GS Connect is not included.
Ubuntu 19.10 has a lot of "under de hood" work, that is, internal. Changing the graphical environment is not easy and in Ubuntu 18.10 they went back to adopting GNOME. The end of the way back will come next to Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa, the next LTS version of the operating system developed by Canonical. Until then, we can download Ubuntu 19.10 from this link.