Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa) got released today. I’m already using it for a week on my desktop and have to say it’s an awesome version. Gnome 3.36 is really smooth and the new features (like dark mode) are really pleasant. Ubuntu is in my eyes the Linux distribution that “just works”.
Some other new features:
Linux Kernel version 5.4 (with built-in support for Wireguard VPN) Gnome 3.36 with a refreshed Yaru theme Python 3 by default It’s a LTS version, so it will also get updates and security fixes for the next 5 years (but I’ll probably upgrade to each new version though).
Today I finally got a Bluetooth keyboard (Microsoft Bluetooth Keyboard) delivered, after I had also got a Bluetooth mouse (Microsoft Modern Mouse in black) a few days ago. Originally I ordered a different set from another shop, but the package still seems not to have been sent.
So I got the keyboard delivered today and I tried to connect it to my computer (in which I recently installed a new WiFi and Bluetooth card).
I just updated my laptop (a Lenovo ThinkPad S1 Yoga) from Ubuntu 19.04 to the new Ubuntu 19.10 (beta). The last time I did a fresh install was one year ago, when I installed Ubuntu 18.10.
The whole upgrade process went through within less than 30 minutes, to which I also count re-enabling disabled PPAs (they get disabled to prevent the system from breaking), removing old and obsolete packages and disabling snapd, which got automatically installed, because the native Chromium package in Ubuntu got replaced with the Chromium snap app.
Some weeks ago I stumbled across Fedora Silverblue again. I already heard about that project before but never thought about trying it and also didn’t really understand it’s concept.
After I researched more about the project, I was fascinated by the concept of an immutable base system and running almost everything either as Flatpaks or in Containers. That idea of a container based Desktop system was in my head for a long time already, but Silverblue seemed like the perfect implementation of that.
Ubuntu was the first Linux Distro I “really” used. Before that I sometimes used Knoppix to disable some time limits on my PC my parents set me (but that’s another thing). I used Ubuntu to revive some old PCs I got from school, including my first laptop. Ubuntu is the distro most people start their Linux journey with, wether it’s on the desktop or a server.
But I’m always a specialist in trying to customize my system too much and somehow destroying it along the way.