Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine) is released with Linux 5.3 and faster boot

Just like April, every October brings a new version of UbuntuLinux. The tradition remains firm and strong: this Thursday (17th) is the date that the Canonical chose for the official launch of Ubuntu 19.10codename Eoan Ermine.

Ubuntu 19.10

The new version comes with the Linux 5.3 kernel, Gnome 3.34 (a version that promises a significant performance improvement), PulseAudio 13.0 and, of course, recent versions of software such as Firefox, Thunderbird and LibreOffice.

Ubuntu 19.10 also brings confirmation of a promise made by Canonical in June: after announcing the decision to end support for 32-bit (i386) applications in distribution, the company gave up on this idea after intense backlash. This means that software such as Wine and Steam remains fully compatible with the operating system.

Speaking of Steam (games), Ubuntu 19.10 also comes with drivers for GeForce graphics cards developed by Nvidia itself – until then, you had to download them separately. This means that users will be able to count on more performance in games or applications that demand a lot from the GPU. On the other hand, the decision to include these drivers in the system image raises some controversy because they are proprietary. Anyway, the use of these drivers is optional.

Two other novelties that deserve mention are the support for the ZFS file system (albeit on an experimental basis) and the LZ4 decompression standard, which, among other benefits, should make Ubuntu boot faster (although, normally, the operating system already be very agile at startup).

O Ubuntu 19.10 Eoan Ermine can now be downloaded. Ubuntu 19.04 users will be able to update to the new version automatically.

With information: OMG! Ubuntu!

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