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#270030 20-Apr-2020 13:21
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I have been using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Beta for a wee while now and I have to say it is very good. It maybe a Beta version I am using but I have experienced zero issues to date with it, it bodes well for the final release in a few days. The device I have been running it on is a Dell i7 with 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Intel Wifi chip and gigabit ethernet, 17" FHD display laptop.





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  #2466189 20-Apr-2020 14:44
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It's looking like a solid release - both on desktop and server. I've got a few servers on a mix of older Debian and Ubuntu versions that I'm looking forward to upgrading to this new LTS release.


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  #2466191 20-Apr-2020 14:47
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How do you force an LTS instance to update to the latest?





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  #2466389 20-Apr-2020 16:18
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davidcole:

 

How do you force an LTS instance to update to the latest?

 

 

I *think* it's something like: do-release-upgrade

 

 


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  #2466528 20-Apr-2020 18:36
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davidcole:

 

How do you force an LTS instance to update to the latest?

 

 

It'll advise for update once the point 1 release comes along (e.g.: 20.04.1). Then 18.04 will advise about a new version.  You're advised to wait for that .1 release.

 

If you really cant wait till then you will need to use:

 

do-release-upgrade

 

or possibly

 

do-release-upgrade -d

 

The -d option stipulates "allow development versions".


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  #2471374 26-Apr-2020 08:39
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Yesterday I updated Lubuntu 19.10 to 20.04 lts. It was an update/upgrade via the terminal using sudo do-release-upgrade -d.

 

20.04 lts installed fine. Rebooted.

 

Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
Release:        20.04
Codename:       focal

 

I was a bit surprised (and I wasn't) but nothing visually changed, no new wallpaper, no new themes etc. Great that i kept intact my home partition but i suppose was expecting a new 'look'.

 

Visually an anti-climax. As for the system itself everything seems to be running very well.





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  #2471412 26-Apr-2020 10:32
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DamageInc:

 

Visually an anti-climax. As for the system itself everything seems to be running very well.

 

 

I decided to do a clean install on my laptop instead of an upgrade. There are definitely some visual improvements - most are subtle but the most obvious and welcome change is the lock screen... they've finally removed the swipe up to unlock action!

 

 


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I've installed it on my main PC and it's running great, gaming is pretty straight forward and smooth as well. It's a nice experience.  

 

Hoping for one that doesn't break randomly when it updates itself... I'm looking at you Manjaro...


 
 
 
 


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  #2474195 30-Apr-2020 17:09
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Upgraded my 18.04 to 20.04. Upgrade went smooth, but some third party apps stopped working correctly, sorted that out by upgrading them.

 

Things I didn't like:

 

- gnome shell indicators extension now uses small icons (16x16?), therefore some app tray icons like Telegram looks odd

 

- Chromium moved from deb to snap. I hate snaps wholeheartedly


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  #2474199 30-Apr-2020 17:27
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qwerty123: I hate snaps wholeheartedly

 

Keen to hear why you hate snaps? I've avoided them in the past mostly because I didn't understand them. But now that the latest Ubuntu is doubling down on snaps I've been trying to figure out why so many people seem to hate them. From a usability point of view I can't see any visible difference between "sudo apt install chromium" and "sudo snap install chromium". I realise that they get installed in very different ways behind the scenes, but what is wrong with the snap approach over the traditional "apt install" method?


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  #2474226 30-Apr-2020 18:21
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amanzi:

 

what is wrong with the snap approach ?

 

 

There's a long list. For me, anti-Canonical sentiment, they're slow, and slow a system even when not being used, they bring a mess of devices and mounts, and their auto-updating can become auto-breaking.




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  #2474227 30-Apr-2020 18:30
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I am also giving Fedora 32 (Gnome) a whirl. I have only had it installed a day so way too early to come to any conclusions but so far so good. 





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  #2474228 30-Apr-2020 18:31
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nzkc:

 

You're advised to wait for that .1 release.

 

 

There is really no advise here that fits all, unless of course you know particular circumstances, of the one who asked. For enterprise, I won't be upgrading 18 to 20 for at least a year, we just migrated from 16 to 18.

 

For my home linux server on the other end, there is no reason not to install it right now: even if it ends up completely not working, it's not a big deal, I will just re-install 18 back. But as per this thread it seems quite stable, so the chance of that is low.


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  #2474239 30-Apr-2020 18:55
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jlittle:

 

amanzi:

 

what is wrong with the snap approach ?

 

 

There's a long list. For me, anti-Canonical sentiment, they're slow, and slow a system even when not being used, they bring a mess of devices and mounts, and their auto-updating can become auto-breaking.

 

 

This. Also snaps with GUI don't honour system-wide themes.


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  #2476219 4-May-2020 11:51
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MikeB4:

 

I am also giving Fedora 32 (Gnome) a whirl. I have only had it installed a day so way too early to come to any conclusions but so far so good. 

 

 

I am running Fedora 32 as well. Although using the KDE/Plasma DE. It is an updated install which started on something like Fedora 24. Running well for me


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  #2476279 4-May-2020 13:43
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For those with a snaps aversion (I'm in this group too....cant say why exactly though...Ive tried to like them) give Pop!_OS a go. Tried it over the last few days and I'm liking its spin on Ubuntu. Seems to favour .deb and .flatpak (though from what I can tell its putting debs ahead of this).


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