Ubuntu 20.04 – codenamed “Focal Fossa” – is set for its final stable release on April 23, with the new software version brining a number of new features to the OS, including WireGuard VPN.
Ubuntu 20.04 is a long term support (LTS) version of the operating system, meaning that it will be supported for the next 5 years to come. As usual, the new version introduces some features to the benefit of its users – with some features being more exciting than others. One of the more exciting new features is the inclusion of WireGuard – a simple, fast and modern VPN that has the backing of Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux.
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Two other noticeable changes to Ubuntu 20.04 is that it will remove its support for a couple of features. First off, Ubuntu 20.04 will not support Python 2 any more – which isn’t too surprising considering that Python 2 has been around since the year 2000. Those who want to use Python in Ubuntu 20.04 will have to stick to Python 3.
The second change is that 32-bit won’t be supported anymore. Even though a 32-bit ISO hasn’t been provided by Ubuntu in many years, users has still been able to upgrade older versions of the system – even those with a 32-bit version. However, with Ubuntu 20.04 there is no support for 32-bit at all.
You can read more about the OS and download a Beta image HERE.
KitGuru says: Each LTS release of Ubuntu is quite interesting, with many new features. What are your thoughts on the new features? Do you have a device that is running Ubuntu? If so, are you looking to upgrade it to the latest version?