- Canonical has released the fifth point update for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS “Focal Fossa” operating system that was released in April 2020.
- The new patch updates the Linux kernel from 5.13 to 5.15 LTS; which is the identical kernel version that Ubuntu 22.04 LTS utilizes.
- The update is also applied to other Ubuntu flavors as well, including Server, Xubuntu, Ubuntu Budgie, and Ubuntu Kylin.
Ubuntu 20.04 “Focal Fossa”, a long-term support Ubuntu distribution that was released in April 2020 has received the fifth maintenance update. With Ubuntu 20.04.5 LTS, Canonical delivers some bug fixes and small improvements, especially in the hardware support area.
A usual maintenance update
Ubuntu 20.04.5 LTS arrives approximately six months after the release of the fourth maintenance release. With this new release, the Linux kernel version is updated to 5.15 LTS from 5.13. This kernel and the related components are directly taken from Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. This kernel release has actually made its way to 20.04 LTS last month for the systems that use HWE (Hardware Enablement) kernel flavor. But now, kernel 5.15 LTS is directly packed with Ubuntu 20.04.5 LTS.
Ubuntu 20.04.5 LTS is packed with Mesa 21.2.6, not Mesa 22 which is currently the latest version. In addition to those, the latest installation ISO delivers all of the package updates for the last six months; many of them fix some bugs and apply minor changes.
All of the flavors are updated
Ubuntu’s other flavors; Ubuntu Server, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu Budgie, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Studio, and Ubuntu Kylin have all received this point update. You can follow the link below to download a suitable version of Ubuntu for your system:
Click here to go to the download page of Ubuntu 20.04.5 LTS
If your system has already Ubuntu 20.04 LTS installed, you can apply the updates to reach the 20.04.5 LTS version by using the following commands in the terminal:
sudo apt update sudo apt full-upgrade
What is the latest version of Ubuntu?
The latest LTS version of Ubuntu is 22.04, also known as "Jammy Jellyfish" and it was released on 21 April 2022. Ubuntu 22.04 will be supported until 2027.
What are the system requirements for Ubuntu?
The latest version of Ubuntu's system requirements are:
- 2 GHz dual-core processor or better
- 4 GB system memory
- 25 GB of free hard drive space
- Internet access is helpful
- Either a DVD drive or a USB port for the installer media
Can Ubuntu run on older hardware?
If you have the above requirements, you can run Ubuntu. We do not recommend using the latest version of Ubuntu for older hardware, but you can try older versions of Ubuntu.
Can I run Ubuntu on a virtual machine?
Yes, you can install and use Ubuntu in virtual machines like VMWare or VirtualBox.
How do I enable Ubuntu on Windows 10?
To enable Ubuntu on Windows 10, you should be using at least Windows build 1709. Then you should enable Windows Subsystem for Linux from the Windows Features interface. Now you can download and install Ubuntu from Microsoft Store.
Can Ubuntu be installed on a virtual machine?
Yes, Ubuntu can be installed on a virtual machine. A virtual machine (VM) allows you to run an operating system within another operating system. This means that you can install Ubuntu on a virtual machine and run it on top of your current operating system, without the need to replace it or partition your hard drive. To install Ubuntu on VMWare, you can refer to our article: How to install a Linux Distro on VMware Workstation