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Ubuntu 20.04 LTS is out

Canonical announced the general availability of the Linux distribution Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Long Term Support) on April 23, 2020. Development put a focus on security and privacy according to Canonical, and it shows as the release includes WireGuard VPN client and Secure Boot support.

WireGuard support will be backported to Ubuntu 18.04 LTS according to Canonical.

Downloads are already available on the official Ubuntu website. Interested users may download Desktop and Server versions of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS from the site to run them directly or install them on systems.

Ubuntu will check the integrity of the medium when booting into live sessions; this may be skipped using Ctrl-C. The development team notes that it enabled the checks because installs using corrupt Ubuntu downloads are "one of the most common error conditions".

The new version of Ubuntu comes with refreshed Yaru theme which the developers introduced in Ubuntu 18.10 for the first time. Users who upgrade from Ubuntu 18.04 LTS will be exposed to the new theme for the first time. These will also see more changes, e.g. support for the encryption software VeraCrypt, sound panel improvements, and improved desktop performance thanks to lower CPU usage.

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Yaru theme offers three variants -- Light, Standard and Dark -- and a sound theme. Users may switch between the three theme variants under Settings > Appearance.

Ubuntu uses the GNOME desktop environment which has been upgraded to version 3.36 in the release. GNOME 3.36 features several visible but also behind-the-scenes changes. There is a new do-not-disturb toggle to silence all but important system notifications. Other changes include improvements to app folder management, UI changes, and new login and lock screens.

The GNOME team released a short YouTube video that highlights important changes in the new version of the desktop environment.

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS ships with Firefox 75 as the default web browser. Firefox 75 was released on April 7, 2020; you can check out our review of the new version to find out what is new and changed. Thunderbird 68.7.0 and LibreOffice 6.4 are also included in the new Ubuntu release.

Steam continues to work in Ubuntu 20.04 despite the fact that 32-bit versions of Ubuntu are no longer created. The distribution includes important 32-bit libraries to ensure that Steam, Wine, Lutris, and other platforms that require these continue to function as before.

Other desktop client changes include an updated ZFS file system featuring native hardware encryption, pool trimming and improved support.

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS includes Linux kernel 5.4. The release improves security by enhancing the kernel lockdown mode. It includes support for virtio-fs, a driver for full OS virtualization, Fs-verity which is a new support layer that file systems may use to identify tampering, and dm-clone to clone device mapper targets.

Benchmarks that Canoncial ran showed improvements in boot performance thanks to the integration of the new kernel in the Linux distribution. You can check out additional information about the new kernel and the benchmarks here.

If you are interested in more details check out the Desktop and Server articles on the Ubuntu blog.

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  1. Save Firefox, vote on Bugzilla said on April 24, 2020 at 5:25 pm
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    Now let’s wait for Mint 20, so that this is finally usable:)

    1. Sky said on April 26, 2020 at 8:08 am
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      Ubuntu with Dash to Panel makes Mint looks like what it really is. A hobby project.

  2. Anonymous said on April 24, 2020 at 6:49 pm
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    I will not upgrade until I get the notification in the OS with 20.04.1
    This should ensure that I don’t have problems installing.
    .
    I am happy that they are upgrading LibreOffice. I have been stuck with version 6.04 it seems forever on Ubuntu 18.04. I could install a later version from the LibreOffice website, but it is tedious to delete all the previous modules first.
    Doing this would eliminate problems installing the new version I think.

    1. Peterc said on April 26, 2020 at 12:08 am
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      @Anonymous: The official LibreOffice “Fresh” PPA works pretty well in Linux Mint 19.x, and since it’s an Ubuntu PPA, I expect it would work pretty well in Ubuntu 18.04, too. The version of LibreOffice that comes with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS is (I believe) the second most recent “Fresh” release (it’s definitely not a “Still” release), so depending on how regularly Ubuntu updates the repo package, maybe there’s no longer as compelling a reason to the use the PPA instead.

    2. motang said on April 26, 2020 at 12:37 am
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      That’s why they (Canonical) is pushing Snaps. For example, they have LibreOffice Snap (which I have installed on my system) and it will be update even though the OS is LTS version. Love that, that was you will have latest software running on base stable LTS.

      1. Peterc said on April 26, 2020 at 11:45 pm
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        @motang: I’ve used AppImages and Flatpaks but not any Snaps so far. [SIDE NOTE: I’m *strongly* inclined to agree with Clément Lefèbvre’s philosophical and strategical objections to Snaps’ being subject to Canonical’s exclusive control.]

        My problem with self-contained packages is how difficult (impossible?) it apparently is to point them at existing personal app profiles. Some of my personal profiles (notably for LibreOffice) took a *lot* of time and effort to develop and there’s *no way* I’d ever want to be stuck having to recreate or “import” them piecemeal even just *once*, let alone every time a self-contained package is replaced by an update.

        I tried pointing a Flatpak at an existing profile once — I think it might actually have been a LibreOffice Flatpak — and I couldn’t make it load an external profile no matter *what* I tried, even after a considerable amount of research. It truly *was* “self-contained” in every sense of the term. (I think I concluded that in order to do what I wanted, I’d have to build my *own* Flatpak, from source, from scratch, for each release. And I’m not even sure *that* would have worked. Even if I weren’t a total non-coder, no thank you.)

        With “parallel” (~portable) LibreOffice installs in Windows, all you have to do is edit the install’s bootstrap.ini file (in Linux, bootstraprc) to point it to your existing profile. It takes only a minute, and when you launch the parallel install, it loads your usual profile, with all your extensions and macros and templates and dictionaries and toolbars and keyboard customizations, “out of the box.” And when I replaced the repo version of LibreOffice in Mint with the PPA, the PPA defaulted to my existing profile with no additional steps on my part. [SIDE NOTE: The profiles for LibreOffice releases have been forward- and back-compatible since LibreOffice 4. They all use the LibreOffice 4 profile.]

        Being able to use external profiles is even useful for apps that routinely require you to build a *new* profile every time they get a major update (like HandBrake, if memory serves). Why? Because if you’re running multiple computers/OSes, you can just create the new profile *once*, and then copy it to all of the other computers and OSes. When I first started dipping my toes into Linux, I saved a *huge* amount of time and aggravation by copying the profiles for all of my cross-platform apps from Windows 7 to Linux. I had to tweak a few filepaths here and there, but apart from that, it was largely painless. Best thing I ever did… ;-)

        Anyway, I’m still a relative noob at Linux and it’s possible I’ve overlooked an easy, obvious solution*, or maybe the problem doesn’t exist with Snaps (it apparently *does*), but until I can use existing app profiles without a lot of hassle, I’m no longer as enthusiastic about self-contained packages as I was when I first started hearing about them. (And this is coming from a guy who borked a Manjaro install by using AUR!)

        *”[T]here is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong” —- H.L. Mencken ;-)

  3. DebIan said on April 24, 2020 at 8:48 pm
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    Debian is the real source of all *buntu aftermarket distros.

    1. Torin Doyle said on April 25, 2020 at 1:49 pm
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      True!

  4. ULBoom said on April 25, 2020 at 12:08 am
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    Updated to this version, Focal Fossa, from ver18 last night. No issues. Ubuntu’s one of the few distros that supports nVidia cards correctly without messing around forever or using the poor open source drivers. The magenta desktop is beautiful, no comparison to Windows’ ugly blue thing; can’t see a reason to replace it with a photo.

    It’s living in a Dell T30 “Server” that’s used mainly as a media server/NAS/backup box. I considered NAS’s but an equivalent one cost much, much more than the T30, a hidden gem if you can deal with setting up and configuring it. I purchased it with no OS; Ubuntu installation is simple, just like any other PC.

    No way I wanted to fight with yet another Windows machine and all the problems MS supplies in their updates, ad crap, useless apps, etc., so LTS Ubuntu it is. Works fine with our other computers and phones and I trust it will remain that way.

    Windows has become something for MS to play with, I doubt they really understand it anymore. If it gets much more screwed up, we may ditch it permanently, there are so many mainstream Linux distros now.

    1. Deb Ian said on April 25, 2020 at 3:48 pm
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      Most distros that have non-free drivers do it. *buntu just includes them in the installation by default. Aftermarket modification to appeal the masses (telemetry included).

      1. ULBoom said on April 26, 2020 at 8:10 pm
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        @Deb

        If you can cruise in your namesake, I bow to you. More than I have time to learn thoroughly, especially for a machine that will be out of sight for the most part. One of the many distros I tried over the last few months.

        Being Iconoclastic, Ubuntu was maybe the last place I thought we’d land. The nVidia graphics drivers are weird in Linux, the replacement for the Windows nVidia Control Panel is kinda sad. I understand why (nVidia) but it would be nice if both versions were the same. For the T30, the built in graphics are fine but I like to experiment.

        How well the drivers work varied a lot among distros; Ubuntu was smoothest, some of the other distros barely worked. I played around with 3 machines, an older laptop with a nVidia 520, the T30 with a Ti 1050, and a nice desktop with a 1660 Super. They all behaved the same though, independent of graphics card.

        Manjaro’s on the older laptop now, the only distro that played well with its dreadful touchpad. Why, IDK. Let’s see where the future takes us; Windows is just so hosed…

  5. motang said on April 25, 2020 at 12:35 am
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    Yep and loving it. Kubuntu 20.04 is awesome, with both the desktop environment and the base OS LTS, it will be good stable system for years to come!

  6. Anonymous said on April 25, 2020 at 7:37 am
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    Waiting for Mint 20!

  7. MartinFan said on April 25, 2020 at 8:33 am
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    No, I went with Manjaro as recommended by Mike Turcotte-McCusker “Best Linux Distro for Windows 7 Refugees: Manjaro KDE by Mike Turcotte-McCusker on July 15, 2019 in Linux. But instead of KDE am using Xfce.

    KBreakout game that I had previously installed on Kubuntu works much smoother on Manjaro Xfce (no random mouse cursor freezing). Am also looking forward to installing Steam soon.

  8. watermonkey said on April 25, 2020 at 10:24 am
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    > No, I went with Manjaro

    It’s not enough we have chest thumpers proselytizing across the web about Manjaro/Arch, it has to be posted to a piece about the long awaited LTS release of Ubuntu?

    That’s just sad.

    1. Deb+Ian said on April 25, 2020 at 3:50 pm
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      Cool down, Ubuntu man. Arch is a different kind of distro (bleeding edge, unstable), while you seem to appreciate stable Debian aftermarket mods.

    2. Matti said on April 25, 2020 at 8:05 pm
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      Arch fanboys make Tesla fanboys seem downright tame in comparison

  9. Mr Stank said on April 25, 2020 at 11:32 am
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    It feels so good to do work and play properly suing a stable operating system. Brings back good memories…Not like some other OSs that are crippled often by simply updating them (avoiding to name on purpose).

  10. John G. said on April 25, 2020 at 1:45 pm
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    I don’t know a single Ubuntu user who uses the five years of support offered by Ubuntu LTS. All upgrade their systems every two years to get newer versions of all main software. Anyway, why to wait two years to upgrade installed software? PPA system is a solution, however to upgrade all PPA must be disabled, so probably it’s not a good choice for people who wants real new software. ;[

  11. Torin Doyle said on April 25, 2020 at 1:49 pm
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    I began with Ubuntu back in 2008. I much prefer vanilla Debian now though.

  12. the ghost of pat swayze said on April 25, 2020 at 2:01 pm
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    = Ubuntu “mini.iso” Minimal Install .ISO for 20.04 LTS (HTTPS)

    With this week’s release of the new version of Ubuntu Linux, there’s been a change in location for the “mini.iso” file. Rather than copy/paste the solution here, please see the following paste on Pastebin.

  13. TOmm said on April 25, 2020 at 5:05 pm
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    Sadly, Lubuntu 20.04 LTS still with older lxqt 0.14.1 :(

    lxqt 0.15.0 got released few days later :/ maybe for 20.04.1 then?

    1. John G. said on April 25, 2020 at 8:33 pm
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      Lubuntu is pure gold for tiny computers, it should be the main desktop for Ubuntu! :]

    2. Kino said on April 27, 2020 at 7:13 pm
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      >Sadly, Lubuntu 20.04 LTS still with older lxqt 0.14.1 :(

      Well considering LXQt only shiped this month I’m not surprised they went with the old version, it was well outside the code freeze for this version.

      >lxqt 0.15.0 got released few days later :/ maybe for 20.04.1 then?

      You will probably see LXQt 0.15.0 in Lubuntu 20.10 as LTS releases don’t add new features or new DE releases.

  14. Booo Ubuntu Boooo said on April 25, 2020 at 8:05 pm
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    Tried Kubuntu with the minimal install option, also no third party stuff during install.. And was still greeted with a bloated desktop, there was VLC, there was LibreOffice and whatnot. Blehh. All default settings are turned ON, effects full on blastorama, windows open on the edge of the screen and so on. Basically takes forever to get rid of bloatware and to set it to be snappy and usable. Of course the supernaggy damn kwallet window pops up too.. I didn’t bother exploring any further, Plasma 5.18 is not at all what I expected.. same old boring mess. Then Kubuntu decided I have no bluetooth adapter in my laptop, windows 10 disagrees and turns on bluetooth automagically. So yeah, this laptop will not work beautifully with Kubuntu easily any day soon so no thanks. Back to Windows 10 as soon as version 2004 is out.

    1. Booo Ubuntu Boooo said on April 26, 2020 at 1:23 pm
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      A quick update, before someone comments on my bluetooth not working because I didn’t choose third party stuff during install: I reinstalled with that option checked. And, oh boy what a difference! Bluetooth is still not available, instead it installed some amazing Nvidia driver that completely and totally funked up the whole thing. I now have different Picasso-styled desktops greeting me after every boot. I honestly can’t stop laughing.. THIS is the latest and greatest?? On this particular laptop Kubuntu 20.04 is pre-pre-alpha quality. Not touching this distro again. And no, I will not try any other “buntu” in the same series, I detest the UI in all of them.

    2. ULBoom said on April 26, 2020 at 8:23 pm
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      I had very similar experience with minimal Ubuntu. Took forever to install and eventually froze with only the arrow keyboard keys working. Reboot, same, arrows, shut down, repeat as needed. Enough.

      Installed the Typical or whatever it’s called version (with Libre, etc) and it worked fine.

      Try again if you’re still interested.

      I got Manjaro and a number of debian branch distros to install OK on a 2011 laptop; some took more than one try. They’re all a little different even if you let them scour your hard drive.

      1. Booo Ubuntu Boooo said on April 27, 2020 at 1:52 pm
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        The developers idea of minimal radically differs from mine. When I get a christmas tree, I want to decorate it myself. Now the options are: Over the top extremely overdecorated tree with blinking lights and sirens blasting and the “minimal” which is still fully decorated top to toe by someone that has completely different tastes in decorations than I do. As a bonus, remove a decoration and your tree falls over… “Dear Santa.. I want an installer that lets ME choose everything that goes in my system” I honestly blow a fuse when after installing, effin Firefox and motherduckin VLC are on there, hate them more than kids hate vegetables. Same with LibreOffice, I never ever ever use it for anything. Ever. Oh and I forgot to mention: I have a Canon lidescan 400 scanner and Kubuntu came with Skanlite, it somehow hitched a ride in the “minimal” install, like a scanner is something everyone has and needs.. Anyways, do you think it worked? HA! I was gonna use that laptop mainly for scanning pictures and to listen to music through my bluetooth speaker or headphones, so no go. Oooooh and what’s up with that Elisa player?? Looks fancy and all but all the fanciness take up most of the screen. It doesn’t even sort albums in Artist/Album order, completely useless to anyone that uses a musicplayer for playing music, but yeah it was pretty to look at. I gotta stop, I have nothing good to say about Kubuntu 20.04.. It’s a shame, since I know how much work goes into making it and of course it’s impossible to please everybody, especially impossible-to-please old grumpy farts like myself. So Kubuntu, we had a very bad date, you suck and I stink. Let’s move on and start seeing other people. No hard feelings.

      2. Booo Geek Boooo said on April 29, 2020 at 12:48 am
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        The developers idea of minimal radically differs from yours. Sure, but Ubuntu is meant to be used by humans, control freaks, geeks etc can “build” their own distro if they want with Arch anyway.

      3. Booo Ubuntu Boooo said on May 1, 2020 at 12:44 pm
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        I’m not human then? Do “humans” deserve a sub-par OS? If so, I’m happy to be a geeky control freak. Maybe it’s the developers that are the control freaks? “I decide that everyone will get THIS program and THAT program, and I decide where every function goes. I decide what is logical or not! ME! ME! MEEEEEEEEEE!” ..somewhere along the way Ubuntu forgot what “user friendly” means and now we have an awful mess. Yeah, Windows 10 is bad in countless ways, but still beats every linux distro out there. And THAT’S scary.

  15. mikef90000 said on April 25, 2020 at 8:23 pm
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    For me, a major Ubuntu/Mint advantage is providing critical wireless interface ‘blobs’ by default without the Debian snark. Laptops just work ….

    1. Peterc said on April 26, 2020 at 2:56 am
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      @mikef90000:

      Not to contradict your general premise, but last night I booted my new LG Gram 17 to a live thumbdrive ISO of Kubuntu 20.04, only to discover that Kubuntu either didn’t recognize or didn’t enable the Gram’s Intel Wi-Fi 6 ax201 adapter. This is not really the kind of problem you want to run into when you’re still pretty much a Linux noob and not remotely at the point where you’re considering doing an actual install. In theory, the ax201 has been supported since kernel 5.2, and Kubuntu 20.04 ships with kernel 5.4, but no joy. (Full, fair disclosure: It doesn’t take too much work to find reports of problems with post-5.2 kernels. Plus, I vaguely remember having to dick around to get WiFi working in Kubuntu 18.04.4 LTS on a pretty old Dell Latitude. I’m pretty sure Linux Mint 19.x is based on the same upstream Ubuntu release as Kubuntu 18.04.4, and I never had problems with WiFi in Mint 19.x Cinnamon, so it might just be a quirk specific to Kubuntu.)

      By the way, I had no such problem with the 2020.03 ISO of PCLinuxOS KDE (a rolling distro that ships with kernel 5.5.10 and is now at 5.5.19) — WiFi worked right out of the box! Well … except that for some bizarre reason, *my* WiFi network seems to be the only network in my building that it doesn’t see! *Sigh*

      I suppose this is what I get for buying a fancy-pants new laptop with pretty recent hardware and hoping I’ll be able to use a reasonably stable Linux distro on it without too much work. Nonetheless, I’m keeping my fingers crossed. If worse comes to worse, I bet Fedora 31 will work.

      Anyway, time to dig up my Ethernet dongle and go old-school, so I don’t have to go back and forth between computers to find a solution to my WiFi problems. I have to assign a new static IP address in my router for the Gram’s Ethernet adapter anyway. [Edit: DONE.]

      1. ULBoom said on April 26, 2020 at 8:42 pm
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        @Peterc

        WiFi and ethernet on Linux has been excellent, immediately connections on new installs right after entering the WiFi pwd. Windows connections have always been WiFi weird, quick for months, then they flake.

        WiFi adapters have made a big difference, a killer 1535 ac I have is awful, an Intel 9260 ac, very reliable. Drivers, not much best I can tell. Intel adapters have, for me, anyway, always worked better than other brands. Adapters are mostly cheap now, the 9260 is one of the best and cost $13 US.

        Not sure ax is really there yet, n was used for years before the specs were ratified; ac has a similar story; maybe try a different adapter and see what happens. Problem I have here is two laptops have to be disassembled to do that, one doesn’t.

  16. Geoff said on April 26, 2020 at 10:40 pm
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    I left Ubuntu years ago when they pulled a release file from my stable version. They demanded users go to the new crappy desktop. As I could not upgrade a single application so I was dead in-the-water.

    Does Ubuntu still require you create a verified account to install upgrades or apps?
    The entire point of snaps is to remove your local control by using in a dynamic read-only file system in a highly bastardized Linux kernel.

    Wikipedia states
    Snap is “still mainly an Ubuntu show”

    (Just like Windows) developers and IT systems administrators have voiced complaints that snap is highly unsuitable for mission-critical applications since auto-updates cannot be turned off. This policy has led to unexpected downtime when services restart or when buggy software enters the snap distribution system. You are uncompensated beta tester.
    Apps can share and sell you personal data and load advertising in real-time. Apps are in charge of their own security. Canonical washes it hands of YOUR problems buddy!
    If you want excellent app security in Linux, the kernel is already quite secure. Combine with a Sandbox app like Firejail. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandbox_(computer_security)

    Snap keeps the server side closed-source and does not having a mechanism for using third party servers.

    Clement Lefebvre (Linux Mint founder and project leader) has claimed that snap is biased and has a conflict of interest, reasons cited include it being governed by Canonical and LOCKED to THEIR store ONLY, and also that snap works better on Ubuntu than on other distributions.

    Its no secret Canonical’s owner wants to become a Zuck by taking the company public (by selling user data).

    Demand Corporate Privacy at Home
    Its totally ironic that I’ve had success disabling the massive spyware in Windows but only with the Enterprise LTSC edition. I installed the last ad-free version of Daum Pot Player with MADVR and have the ultimate 4K home theater playback, superior to anything Linux (wait three more years) has. The only compromise was to my normally high-level of ethics!

    1. Mamun said on April 27, 2020 at 4:37 pm
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      “Does Ubuntu still require you create a verified account to install upgrades or apps?
      Snap apps can share and sell you personal data and load advertising in real-time. Apps are in charge of their own security.”
      The only people who may believe you are those who doesn’t keep tab about Linux news.

    2. Nick said on April 29, 2020 at 12:57 am
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      You have no idea what you are talking about. Mamum is right.
      Snaps is our only shot to get commercial software in Linux.
      Clement Lefebvre is lying, he can make his own “snap store” and replace in his distro Canonical’s store.
      The truth is that he knows that his childish project can’t attract commercial software and he prefers to keep us with no commercial software if his project is incapable to follow.
      Now go back to Windows and Potplayer.

  17. Hayreddin Barbarossa said on April 27, 2020 at 4:20 pm
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    Will try 20.04 soon. I think Ubuntu (along with it’s 1/2 top maintained flavours like Kubuntu/Ubuntu Mate. Other flavours are good too, but might contains more bugs) is the best choice of anyone who switched from Windows. The tweaks Ubuntu needs out of the box is minimum (and easier to do) and it’s whole ecosystem is new (average Joe) user friendly compared to most others. The thing I like about Canonical (who oversees the development of Ubuntu) is that at-least they admits their faults when you point that “a user shouldn’t have to go through this hassle to achieve that”. In reply they don’t usually tell you that being hard is a feature and you have to learn programming to use Linux.

    1. John Paul said on April 27, 2020 at 4:42 pm
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      You’ll find all those good things you mentioned with more intensity and ease-of-use on Linux Mint.

  18. Charles said on April 28, 2020 at 2:24 am
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    The smoking gun facts are contained in the Ubuntu ‘privacy’ policy:
    https://ubuntu.com/legal/data-privacy
    Ubuntu tracking/advertising partners include Google Tag Manager with Google Analytics, Crazyegg, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

    “When you use Ubuntu online accounts, your personal information is stored on your PC and it can be accessed by some applications.”

    Almost every necessary service to update and download is through your personalized/verified Ubuntu One account
    https://login.launchpad.net/+faq

    Can I delete my Ubuntu One account?
    You can delete your Ubuntu One account, however, there are some VERY IMPORTANT things you should know before doing that.(1)

    Your Ubuntu One account is tied to a lot of information and provides access to a variety of sites. You should understand that by deleting your Ubuntu One account, you will lose access to all those sites. Therefore, you should take care of all those accounts first, because you won’t be able to reach them after.

    To see which sites you will lose access to and should delete first, log in at login.ubuntu.com. It should show a list of other sites you have recently logged into via your Ubuntu One account.

    This data-mining business model goes against many Linux privacy and open-source principles.
    If you are lonely and want your every action tracked by a huge number ad-networks … then go for it.

    (1) frozen, dead-in-the-water computer

    1. Nick said on April 29, 2020 at 1:06 am
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      Charles or Geoff or whatever, telemetry is not your personal data.
      They have the same policy like Fedora for example.
      It’s very clear that you haven’t used Ubuntu since years, you have no idea what you are talking about.
      Ubuntu desktop doesn’t use Ubuntu One accounts since years, accounts are used only in enterprise for paid features and support like the Livepatch Service.
      Ubuntu enterprise is for paid customers, of course an account will be needed there.

  19. Only5Point4Frown said on May 1, 2020 at 5:49 pm
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    It needs Linux Kernel 5.6 or I’ll have to pass on my newest laptop as Kernel 5.6 is going to have the fix for the Fan/Driver issue with my Asus TUF FX505DY(Ryzen 5 3550H/Radeon RX 560X) laptop currently has. That’s an issue with the fan remaining in silent mode(Low RPM) even after the boot process is completed and that laptop overheating to the point that the processor gets thermally throttled.

    And really I’ll have to wait a little longer there if I want that to work its way downstream into the Mint Maintainers offerings after they have their DE/whatever customizations applied over the Ubuntu base.

    I’m no Linux power user so I’ll have to look at how difficult it is to build/install Linux kernel 5.6 on any Ubuntu/Unbuntu derivative where the maintainers have not already gotten Kernel 5.6 properly plumbed in and vetted for the distro’s non expert end users.

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