A little behind schedule, the launch of Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS, the first maintenance update that the new version of extended support of the distribution receives, as well as the one recommended both for new installations, and for updating from the previous Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.
Codenamed ‘Focal Fossa’, Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS is an important update for several reasons:
- A little over three months have passed since its launch and Canonical has honed the major bugs that escaped in the development stage. It is, therefore, the recommended version for production environments.
- For the same reason, this is the version from which Canonical begins to push the direct upgrade from Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, whenever the user wishes, of course.
- Those seeking long-term stability should also know that Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS does not change and it will keep the same kernel (Linux 5.4) and graphic stack until the end of the cycle, unlike the next versions (20.04.2, 20.04.3…), which update the kernel and the graphic drivers; although manual update is possible once available.
- Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS will keep your support until April 2025.
For the rest, Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS comes only with the corrections accumulated since the original version saw the light last April, so those who already have Ubuntu 20.04 LTS installed, it is not necessary to reinstall anything.
The what’s new in this release They are the same as those announced then.
For more information, the official release notes and the changelog for this version.
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Finally, if you need help to install or configure Ubuntu 20.04.1, be sure to take a look at our guides on Ubuntu, where you will find everything explained step by step. Highlights include: