Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS codenamed ‘Focal Fosa’ is the new maintenance update of the ongoing extended support version of the Canonical distribution, or what is the same, the version recommended for new installations from this moment in virtually all use cases. Were you thinking of getting on the Ubuntu bandwagon? This is your stop.
Of course, the release of Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS also means that of Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Budgie and Lubuntu (in addition to those of Kylin and Studio), all 20.04.3 LTS, with a slight differentiating nuance: while Ubuntu has five years of support, which will last until April 2025, the rest of the editions will be neglected a couple of years before …
… Which is of no great importance, by the way, because the base of the system will continue to receive updates in the same way and it is rare that the same thing happens with the desktops and their tools, GNOME included. So there’s no drama in running out of support time on any of the official flavors, although a new LTS will drop next year and it’s usually tempting to take the leap.
For the rest, Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS comes with the same new features as Ubuntu 20.04 LTS except for the base of the system, which is updated with the components of Ubuntu 21.04 , which translates mainly into the Linux 5.11 and Mesa kernel. 21 , that is, better hardware support that will be extended to all Focal Fosa users, no matter when they installed… as long as they have it updated.
The latter is a very important change, as we explained in the release announcement of the previous Ubuntu 20.04 LTS update, because it is the first time that this has been done. In summary, all Ubuntu 20.04 LTS users onwards should have updated the mentioned components, with few exceptions.
More information on Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS in the release notes .
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