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Getting started with Linux Ubuntu 20.04 (New Features)

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Ubuntu is a Debian-based free and open-source Linux – based operating system. Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa most recent version of the Ubuntu operating system is set to be released on April 23, 2020. This is an LTS (long-term support) version, which Canonical only releases every 2 years and manages to serve for another five. The new version included a slew of upgraded packages and apps, which is ideal for those looking for most up-to-date software.

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Server Minimum system requirements:

  • Dual Core Processor 
  • 25 GB Hard Drive Space 
  • Consistent Internet Connection
  • 4 GB RAM 
  • Bootable Media (USB / DVD) 

Check and Install Package Updates:

The very first step is to ensure your computer’s software is up to date by checking for and installing updates. This would be the single most important thing you can do to ensure the security of your computer. To install updates, click ‘Alt+F2′ to start the Update Manager, then run ‘update-manager’ and hit Enter. Whether there are updates to be installed, you may examine and choose pending updates, as well as check for new features, after the Update Manager has opened. To download the specified packages, click the ‘Install Updates’ option. You will be requested to login to your account; enter it to continue.

Ubuntu 20.04 Installation from USB:

Switch the boot medium from disk to bootable media (USB or DVD) on the target system where you install Ubuntu 20.04 LTS server in the bios settings.

Get Ubuntu 20.04 image from this link: https://ubuntu.com/download/desktop

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Dual Boot installation with Window 10:

You get the best of both worlds with a dual boot system. It works by letting you to select any operating system you like to use when you start up your computer. As a result, every time you want to switch operating systems, you’ll have to restart your computer. Make surprised you agree about this before going with the dual boot alternative.

Ubuntu 20.04 installation on VirtualBox:

We’ll explain you how to run Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa in a VirtualBox virtual machine in this article. Running Ubuntu on a virtual machine allows to find programs without having to download them on your host system. It’s also a great opportunity to try out Ubuntu if you don’t already have it installed. If you have installed window 10 and want to run Ubuntu 20.04 then you must install virtual machine and enjoy both operating system at a same time. Oracle VirtualBox is a public, open-source, and inter virtualization software that allows you to run numerous guest operating systems on your device at the same time. This great function was created by Oracle Corporation in 2007.

Ubuntu 20.04 iso link: https://ubuntu.com/download/desktop

New Ubuntu 20.04 Features:

  • ZFS 0.8.3 file system — Added native encryption and better performance.
  • New login window with a dark theme
  • Python 3.8, OpenJDK 11, PHP 7.4, Glibc 2.31, Rustc 1.41, GCC 9.3, Ruby 2.7.0, Perl 5.30, and Golang 1.13 are examples of latest version of prominent programming languages.
  • Linux Kernel 5.4 — This version of the Linux kernel includes support for a wider range of CPUs. It also contains boot speed, power-saving, and USB-C improvements, as well as various security improvements.
  • Gnome 3.36 — Desktop environment of Gnome’s has been updated and enhanced. System animations should be faster and consume less CPU power.

Conclusion:

In this article we have learned about Linux Ubuntu 20.04 and its latest features. We have also learned how to get updated from Ubuntu Bionic to Ubuntu Focal Fossa, install with dual boot and install via virtual box. The iso images links are also given with every method. Hope you enjoyed the article, check out more interesting articles on our blog.

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Author Info:

My name is Akhunzada Younis Said. I am a software project manager in HAZTECH, a software engineering graduate and a content writer. I love working with Linux and open-source software.

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