Shortly after the release of Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine), Canonical announced the new development cycle for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. The 8th long-term support version of Ubuntu Linux, 20.04 LTS will be launched on April 23rd of 2020 but the first daily build ISO images are now already ready to be downloaded for the users who want to experience the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.
Don’t expect huge changes
It is safe to say that during the very early stages of development versions of 20.04 LTS will be very similar to the previous version, 19.10. Thus if you are expecting huge changes or new features you probably won’t be able to find those in the early stages.
You can still download the daily ISO images for the Ubuntu Desktop, Ubuntu Server, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Kylin, and Ubuntu Budgie from the Canonical’s website. The beta version of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS will be ready to test on April 2nd, 2020.
According to the UbuntuWiki, next important dates during the development phase are:
- Testing week: January 9, 2020
- UI Freeze: March 19, 2020
- Ubuntu 20.04 Beta: April 2, 2020
- Kernel Freeze: April 9, 2020
- Release Candidate: April 16, 2020
Just like other LTS’ Focal Fossa will be supported for 5 years.
Ubuntu 20.04 download
To download the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) image files, click here.
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