Ubuntu works with your existing PC files, printers, cameras, music players, and smartphones – and it comes with thousands of free apps.
Enjoy the simplicity of Ubuntu’s stylish, intuitive user interface. Ubuntu is fast, secure, and has thousands of apps to choose from. It gives you a clean and streamlined experience that you can really create yourself.
If you want to try Ubuntu without taking any risks, please see our guide: Running Linux from a USB Drive as a Virtual Machine or Bootable Disk
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With Ubuntu, you can surf safely – making sure your files and data stay safe. An integrated firewall and virus protection are available. When a potential threat emerges, we offer automatic updates that you can install with a single click. With AppArmor you get additional security that protects your important applications so that attackers cannot access your system. And thanks to Firefox and Gnome Keychain, Ubuntu helps you keep your private information private. Whether you’re accessing your bank account or sharing sensitive information with friends or colleagues, you can have peace of mind when you need it most.
- Automatic security updates
- Defense against viruses
- Anti phishing
- File encryption
- password protection
- Built with safety in mind
Ubuntu works great with a number of devices. Just plug in your MP3 player, camera or printer and you’re ready to go. No installation CDs. No trouble. And it’s compatible with Windows too! Here’s a hassle-free way to open, edit, and share Microsoft Office documents.
Ubuntu loads quickly on any computer, but very quickly on newer computers. Without unnecessary programs and test software to slow down work, starting and opening a browser takes seconds. Unlike other operating systems where you stare at the screen and wait to go online. And Ubuntu doesn’t get sluggish over time. It’s fast. And it stays fast.
Accessibility plays a central role in the Ubuntu philosophy. We believe that computing is suitable for everyone, regardless of nationality, race, gender, or disability. Ubuntu is fully translated into over 40 languages and also includes important assistive technology, which of course is completely free.
As with any version of Ubuntu, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS includes a selection of the latest and greatest software developed by the free software community.
- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS is based on the long-term supported Linux release series 5.4. Notable features and improvements in 5.4 since 5.3 include:
- Support for new hardware including Intel Comet Lake CPUs and initial Tiger Lake platforms, AMD Navi 12 and 14 GPUs, Arcturus and Renoir APUs, and Navi 12 + Arcturus performance features.
- Support has been added for the exFAT file system, virtio-fs to share file systems with virtualized guests, and fs-verity to detect file modifications.
- Integrated support for the WireGuard VPN.
- Activation of locking in integrity mode.
- Other notable kernel updates to 5.4 since version 4.15, which was released in 18.04 LTS, are:
- Support for AMD Rome CPUs, Radeon RX Vega M and Navi GPUs, and Intel Cannon Lake platforms.
- Support for Raspberry Pi (Pi 2B, Pi 3B, Pi 3A +, Pi 3B +, CM3, CM3 +, Pi 4B)
- Significant improvements in energy saving.
- Numerous improvements to USB 3.2 and Type C.
- A new mount API, the io_uring interface, KVM support for AMD Secure Encrypted Virtualization and pidfd support.
- Improved startup speed by changing the standard kernel compression algorithm to lz4 (in Ubuntu 19.10) on most architectures and changing the standard initramfs compression algorithm to lz4 on all architectures.
Toolchain Upgrades? ️
- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS comes with an updated, state-of-the-art toolchain, including new upstream versions of glibc 2.31, ☕ OpenJDK 11, rustc 1.41, GCC 9.3,? Python 3.8.2,? Ruby 2.7.0, PHP 7.4,? Pearl 5.30, Golang 1.13.
- New graphical boot splash (integrated into the system BIOS logo).
- Updated Yaru Topic?
- Change of light / dark subject
- GNOME 3.36
- New lock screen design.
- New system menu design.
- New design for app folder.
- 10-bit support for deep colors.
- X11 fractional scaling.
- Mesa 20.0 OpenGL stack
- BlueZ 5.53
- PulseAudio 14.0 (pre-release)
- Firefox 75.0
- Thunderbird 68.7.0
- LibreOffice 6.4
As well as the usual countless bug fixes for supported platforms. You can read the full release notes for Ubuntu 04/20 Focal Fossa here.