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Ubuntu 20.10 now available, supports Raspberry Pi and micro cloud infrastructure

about 2 years ago by IanDorfman

On October 22nd, Ubuntu distributor Canonical released version 20.10 of the operating system, with the major addition being official support for Raspberry Pi hardware.

In a post describing 20.10's release, Canonical specified that revisions 2 through 4 of Raspberry Pi are now certified compatible with Ubuntu alongside several ARM and x86 devices.

In addition to the support for Raspberry Pi, Ubuntu 20.10 implements version 3.38 of GNOME which includes several quality of life improvements for the desktop, including a battery percentage indicator and the ability for users to rearrange software in the apps grid to their preference instead of the previous "frequents" tab.

Canonical has also added support for "micro cloud" infrastructure to Ubuntu. The company describes micro clouds as "distributed, minimal and [coming] in small to extremely large scale." Support for Ceph, LXD, MAAS, and MicroK8s is rolled into one for Ubuntu's micro cloud stack for handling workloads fit for a range of businesses and institutions ranging from healthcare facilities to factories to entire smart cities.

Ubuntu 20.10 is available now and can be downloaded from the official website. Full release notes for 20.10 can be found on the Ubuntu Community Hub, with a deep dive webinar into what version 20.10 brings to data centers happening on November 4th.

Further coverage: Ubuntu blog

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