Continuing with the Groovy Gorilla launch round, we have to talk about the landing of Ubuntu MATE 20.10. Like the rest of the brothers of the month of October 2020, it arrives with news, but not as important as those that launched six months ago or those that it has included Ubuntu Budgie 20.10, flavor that has introduced an extensive list in this release. Taking a look at the release note, we can see that the highlighted changes do not attract much attention.
The first thing Monica Madon and Martin Wimpress, who signed the note, have mentioned is that Ubuntu MATE 20.10 arrives with MATE 1.24.1. But, even though bugs have been fixed and new functions have been added taking advantage of this launch, they also remind us that those who want a more secure launch, in terms of stability, should stay in the Focal Fossa that was launched now six months ago.
Highlights of Ubuntu 20.10 Groovy Gorilla
- Linux 5.8.
- Supported for 9 months, until July 2021.
- Mate 1.24.1.
- Active Directory or Active Directory, something that can be linked from the installation of the operating system.
- There is an important internal change, which is the Ayana indicators. They are a fork of the Ubuntu flags that were initially created for GNOME 2.
- They also use Artica Greeter.
- Cheese has been replaced by Webcamoid as the default camera app.
- Raspberry Pi 4 support, but the image will be released in a few days.
- Applications updated to their latest versions, such as Firefox 81, which will soon be updated to v82, LibreOffice 7.0.2, Evolution 3.38 and Celluloid 0.18.
- Security enhancements.
- BlueZ 5.55, which, added to the kernel patches, fixes the Bluetooth security flaw known as BleedingTooth.
- Network Manager 1.26.2.
Ubuntu MATE 20.10 Groovy Gorilla It is now available from the developer's website, which we can access from this link. Existing users can upgrade using the command "sudo do-release-upgrade -d" without the quotes.
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