Ubuntu 20.04 LTS “Focal Fossa” final Beta out now

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS is a long-term support release that will get security updates and fixes until 2023. This new version is powered by Linux Kernel 5.4 over the GNOME 3.36 desktop environment.

The last beta version of Ubuntu 20.04 (codenamed Focal Fossa) is finally here for all those who want to give a shot to this significant update before they get their hands on the final release.

Delving deeper into this beta release, you can now download images for Ubuntu Desktop, Server, and Cloud products as well as the other Ubuntu variants, which include Xubuntu, Ubuntu Studio, Ubuntu MATE, UbuntuKylin, Ubuntu Budgie, Lubuntu, and Kubuntu.

Ubuntu 20.04

Moreover, a great thing about these beta images is that they rarely come with any installer bugs or troubling image build. So, it should be reasonably easy to have a comprehensive look at what’s to come in the form of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.

With this new beta, the users will be able to witness the GNOME 3.36 desktop environment, which accompanies a brand-new lock screen and a dark mode that you can find by opening Settings and clicking the Appearance tab.

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa Desktop
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa Desktop

Other than that, this beta comes with the new Linux Kernel 5.4 that allows you to connect the hardware of today, and the majority of the core packages have been updated as well. With that being said, there is much more to this release than just what we’ve mentioned, but if you’re interested enough, you can have a more comprehensive look at what’s new in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS by clicking here.

Another great thing about this Ubuntu 20.04 LTS release is that the server users now finally have access to easy live sessions and a fast installation process, all thanks to the futuristic Subiquity server installer.

It’s also quite apparent that Canonical appreciates the efforts of its staff since the hard work of all the team members handling this project has been mentioned right in the beginning paragraphs of the official news source.


Although this beta release can give you a taste of what to come in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, end-users are better off showing some patience since it might be difficult for them to deal with the beta version. The general public only has a couple of weeks away from getting their hands on the final release, April 23rd, to be exact. However, if you’re a developer and want to test out this beta release, then you can certainly do so by either updating your Ubuntu 19.10 system or downloading the beta images.

Zohaib Ahsan
Hi! I'm Zohaib Ahsan, contributor to FOSS Linux. I'm studying computer science, I’ve learned a thing or two about operating systems that are based on Linux. This has made me join FOSS Linux where I can share what I have learned with the rest of the world. Not to mention — some major tea is going to be spilled as well — as I share with you the latest developments in the world of Linux.


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