Canonical, the firm behind the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution, has released the third point release of Ubuntu 20.04. This includes all the latest security updates so you don’t have to install them when performing a clean install and it includes the latest hardware enablement stacks to ensure the long-term support release continues to operate on newer hardware that came out since Ubuntu 20.04 launched last year.
In the release announcement, Canonical said:
“As usual, this point release includes many updates, and updated installation media has been provided so that fewer updates will need to be downloaded after installation. These include security updates and corrections for other high-impact bugs, with a focus on maintaining stability and compatibility with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.”
Other Ubuntu-based distributions have also received the third point release; these distributions include Kubuntu, Ubuntu Budgie, Ubuntu MATE, Lubuntu, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu Studio, and Xubuntu. These distributions all come pre-packaged with different desktop environments which is helpful if you’re not keen on the GNOME desktop that ships in the standard version of Ubuntu.
For those installing Ubuntu 20.04.3 on a server, the default settings will install the GA kernel, however, you can select the hardware enablement kernel from the installer bootloader if you are trying to install Ubuntu on newer hardware that the default kernel doesn’t support.
You can head over to the Ubuntu downloads page now if you want to grab the latest ISO for desktop, server, cloud, and more.