Eighth LTS (Long Term Support) release of Ubuntu, code-named "Focal Fossa". Released on April 23, 2020. Will reach End of Standard Support (ESS) in April 2025. Only use this tag for version-specific questions.
Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa) was released on April 23, 2020 and is supported until April 2025.
Release notes: Focal Fossa
The eighth stable and Long Term Support (LTS) release of Ubuntu. Canonical will provide support for five years due to popularity of LTS usage in businesses:
- Two years of support will include hardware updates
- Remaining three years will consist of maintenance upgrades.
Notable new features:
- Linux kernel 5.4
- GNOME 3.36, including:
- PulseAudio 14.0 (prerelease)
- BlueZ 5.53
- ZFS 0.8.3 which enables:
- Native Encryption
- Pool TRIM
- Sequential scrub and resilver
Flavors and editions:
Ubuntu Flavors available under 20.04 LTS (questions on all are allowed):
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS variants are not commercially supported by Canonical.
Ubuntu Editions available under 20.04 LTS (questions on all are allowed):