Ubuntu 20.10 "Groovy Gorilla" has already been released, find out what's new

It is finally among us the new version of Ubuntu 20.10 "Groovy Gorilla", which comes after several test versions, a stage of complete freezing of the base of the package and passed the final tests and correction of errors.

In this new version of the distribution Linux Kernel 5.8 implementations are highlighted, as well as the desktop environment upgrade to Gnome 3.38 (with which many changes and improvements are received), package updates and more.

Main news of Ubuntu 20.10 "Groovy Gorilla"

In this new edition, we can find that the desktop has been updated to GNOME 3.38 and the Linux kernel to 5.8. (If you want to know the news of Gnome 3.38 you can check them In the following link, as well as the news Linux 5.8)

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And it is that with the new implementation of Gnome 3.38, this allows the user to easily share the Wi-Fi connection with a smartphone or tablet through a QR code. 

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As well We can find the updated versions of Python, Ruby, Perl and PHP and updated system components like PulseAudio, BlueZ and NetworkManager.

While on the part of the system packaging, the new version of the LibreOffice 7.0 office suite has been implemented.

As for the the edition for ARM, this new version is certified for the Raspberry Pi 2, 3 and 4.

» With this announcement, we celebrate the Raspberry Pi Foundation's commitment to making open source available to people around the world. » , said Mark Shuttleworth, Canonical's CEO. » We are honored to support this initiative by optimizing Ubuntu on Raspberry Pi, whether for personal use, educational purposes, or as a basis for new business development. «.

In addition, transition to using default packet filter nftables tables implemented. To maintain backward compatibility, the iptables-nft package is available, which provides utilities with the same command line syntax as in iptables, but translates the resulting rules into bytecode nf_tables.

As for the installer, we can see that the installation option of the ZFS file system it no longer has the word "Experimental."

Added the ability to enable Active Directory authentication to the Ubiquity installer.
Sand removed the popcon package (popularity contest) of the main line, which was used to transmit anonymous telemetry about downloading, installing, updating and removing packages.

From the data collected, reports were made on the popularity of the applications and the architectures used, which were used by the developers to make decisions about the inclusion of certain programs in the basic delivery. Popcon has been shipping since 2006, but since the Ubuntu 18.04 release, this package and its associated backend server have been broken.

Access to the / usr / bin / dmesg utility is restricted to users of the group «adm«. The reason cited is the presence of information in the dmesg output that attackers can use to facilitate the creation of privilege escalation exploits. For example, dmesg displays a stack dump in the event of a crash.

Download Ubuntu 20.10 "Groovy Gorilla"

The image of Ubuntu 20.10 is now available for download, but because many will try to download the new version, you may download it from the FTP server be slow, so when the time comes I recommend you choose to download by another method other than direct download, such as using torrent.

Right now it can be updated from the operating system with the command "update-manager -c -d".

To record the image on a USB device you can use Etcher, which is a multiplatform tool.

Finally, in addition to Ubuntu 20.10, we can also find the images of the different Ubuntu flavors and versions, such as Ubuntu Server, Lubuntu, Kubuntu, Ubuntu Mate, Ubuntu Budgie, Ubuntu Studio, Xubuntu and UbuntuKylin (China edition).

As such the Ubuntu flavor images are made available to everyone shortly after Ubuntu's release, so it's a matter of waiting a bit for it.

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