Sweet October comes with the release schedule of the new Ubuntu version already set and beta is released. 19.10 Beta is ready for download and here you can find links and new features that will be offered with the full release.
Now there is a week time left for the final release, the beta version has been around for ten days or so, new features are already packed in. Ubuntu having less strict guidelines for bundling proprietary software, now users will benefit from having Nvidia’s graphics hardware drivers out-of-the-box. That is a huge improvement for end-users that are okay with non-free software running on their systems.
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The option to install the operating system to the ZFS
There is another big change in the foundations of the release is the option to install the operating system to the ZFS, an experimental file system that has been in development for a long time even though it has some licensing issues. As the file system itself, the installation of the release on the filesystem is also considered experimental. Be aware if you are going to try something different than an Ext4 partition.
Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, had some unwelcome plans to completely remove 32-bit software support from their distributions on the next release which happens to be 19.10. After a serious backlash from the community, they decided that it is too early to completely remove the 32-bit capabilities from x86-64 operating system.
Ubuntu will have Linux Kernel 5.3 and Gnome 3.34
x86-64 approach was first offered by AMD in 2003 with the release of their Athlon 64 processors, which were 32-bit processors with 64-bit memory extensions that can run both 32 and 64-bit applications without any hypervisor of sorts on a 64-bit OS. Nowadays all the modern OSes are 64-bit, but they do not cut off any 32-bit capabilities for backward compatibility.
While most of the professional or consumer-grade software is 64-bit now, there are many things that still require 32-bit capabilities. New Ubuntu will also provide the newest kernel 5.3 along with Gnome 3.34 for the desktop. Also, Intel users will benefit from a faster boot experience, removing the flickering at the start-up.
You can download the Ubuntu 19.10 Beta from Ubuntu’s official website.
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