Canonical has updated the long-term support Ubuntu version, 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa. Ubuntu 20.04 was first released in April 2020 and it is currently being maintained with point updates. The latest point update has just arrived, carrying Focal Fossa to the 20.04.4 LTS version.
Nothing big in the patch
Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS updates all the software and components to their latest versions on the installation media. Therefore, new users won’t need to do a series of updates when they are installing from the new Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS media.
The applications and desktop environment options are not changed; Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS main release comes with GNOME 3.36 desktop environment as Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, which was released two years ago. The official flavors did not change their DEs as well. The Focal Fossa will be maintained for at least 5 years; new patches and updates will be available until April 2025.
You can choose the installation media of your favorite flavor for Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS by following the links below:
- Click here to download Ubuntu Desktop 20.04.4 LTS ISO
- Click here to download Lubuntu 20.04.4 LTS ISO
- Click here to download Kubuntu 20.04.4 LTS ISO
- Click here to download Ubuntu Budgie 20.04.4 LTS ISO
- Click here to download Ubuntu MATE 20.04.4 LTS ISO
- Click here to download Ubuntu Studio 20.04.4 LTS ISO
- Click here to download Xubuntu 20.04.4 LTS ISO
- Click here to download Ubuntu Kylin 20.04.4 LTS ISO
Users of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS can also update their system by using the commands below:
sudo apt update sudo apt full-upgrade
Note that Linux 5.13 Hardware Enablement kernel is intended for new installations. The users of 20.04 LTS will need to manually install since the new kernel won’t come with the upgrade command.
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 create VM and install a Linux distro on VMWare Workstation