Ubuntu 19.10 Eoan Ermine released with GNOME 3.34 and ZFS support

Canonical has announced the release of Ubuntu 19.10 Eoan Ermine. The new version will be supported for nine months as is the case with all non-LTS releases and is the final version before the next LTS update in April 2020. With this update, Canonical has updated the core pieces of software including GNOME, which was bumped to version 3.34. Additionally, users can also use ZFS on the root file system as an experimental feature.

While the standard Ubuntu release will be what most people flock to, the 19.10 update is also available for other Ubuntu flavours such as Ubuntu Budgie, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Studio, and Xubuntu – each ships with a different desktop environment where one may be better than another for your particular needs.

Aside from GNOME 3.34 and ZFS support, Ubuntu 19.10 also ships with Linux kernel 5.3 which includes support for new hardware. If you use the latest modern hardware and have had issues getting Ubuntu to recognise components, now could be a good time to have another look to see if everything is working.

Installing Ubuntu isn’t too difficult a task, just head over to the Ubuntu website and download the ISO you’d like. Once that’s done you’ll want to write the ISO to a DVD or USB and begin the installation, you can find more information on this with Canonical’s tutorial.

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