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Ubuntu 20.10 “Groovy Gorilla” has improved Gnome and kernel 5.8

Distribution Ubuntu 20.10 also features fingerprint login, Raspberry Pi 4 support and Wi-Fi sharing

October is the month of new Ubuntu. It was not this time that tradition was broken: the Ubuntu 20.10codename Groovy Gorilla, was officially launched by Canonical this Thursday (22). Unlike previous versions, the new version of the Linux distribution does not bring much news. The focus here is on improving the user experience with what is already offered.

Certainly, the main attraction of the new version is the Gnome 3.38. This is one of the most popular desktop environments in the Linux universe and, in its latest version, enhances personalization features. Now, the user can reorganize the icons more easily (it is possible to leave them in any position) and resize the application grid to adapt it to different screen sizes, for example.

Thanks to Gnome 3.38, the user can also rely on more advanced parental control tools. It is now possible to quickly define what software your children can use.

In addition, the new implementation of Gnome allows the user to easily share their Wi-Fi connection with a smartphone or tablet via QR Code. Just read the code with the device to access the network without having to enter a password.

Another new feature of Ubuntu 20.10 is the support for fingerprint login. It seems a minor detail, but although this feature appears in more and more laptops for corporate use, its support in the Linux ecosystem is not yet wide.

Other attributes include native support for Raspberry Pi 4 (in versions with 4 GB and 8 GB of RAM), LibreOffice 7.0 office package, Firefox 81, Thunderbird 78 email client (version that includes PGP encryption and calendar synchronization ) and Linux kernel 5.8 (version that, among other features, supports USB4 and graphics for Intel Ice Lake and Tiger Lake chips).

It is important to note that, unlike Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 20.10 Groovy Gorilla is a “short term support” version, that is, it does not bring extended support (LTS). The next version to have this feature will be Ubuntu 22.04, to be released in 2022. In the newly released version, support will run until July 2021.

THE official download page should be updated throughout the day to make Ubuntu 20.10 available, but it is already possible download the distribution images here.

With information: OMG! Ubuntu!

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