Ubuntu MATE 20.04 Focal Fossa released
The Ubuntu MATE team has announced the release of Ubuntu MATE 20.04 LTS with the code name Focal Fossa. This long term supported release of Ubuntu MATE is a result of 2 years of continuous refinements and improvements in the MATE ecosystem. Ubuntu MATE 19.10 was an interim footstep towards this release and was the most adopted Ubuntu MATE release so far.
What improved since Ubuntu MATE 18.04 LTS
In this section, we are briefing some improvements in Ubuntu MATE since the Ubuntu MATE 18.04 LTS release. For a more detailed list of improvements in Ubuntu MATE 20.04, you can check out official release notes.
- MATE Desktop 1.24
- Multicolored theme variations with a single click for those who don’t like the default color scheme.
- Experimental ZFS installation support.
- Fixed various issues on Welcome, Brisk Menu, HiDPi display, irregular icon size, unresponsive Caja extensions, & other fixes.
- GTK front end for fwupd, which is used for updating firmware.
- Thumbnail preview for the minimized applications in the taskbar.
- Alt + Tab navigation with both keyboard and mouse
- Workspace switching with both keyboard and mouse
- New keybindings for improved productivity.
- Fixed mate-panel issue which crashes the panel when doing the reset.
- Updated applications.
Ubuntu MATE 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa screenshots
01 MATE Welcome - Intro02 MATE Welcome - Home03 MATE - Welcome - changing panel layout04 Mutinty Layout05 Redmond Layout06 Cupertino Layout07 GNOME 2.x Layout08 MATE Welcome - Color scheme09 Changed color scheme10 Ubuntu MATE Desktop11 About Ubuntu MATE12 Brisk Menu13 Caja File Manager14 MATE Terminal15 Busy Desktop16 Window Switching17 Firefox Browser18 Celluloid Music Player19 Rhythmbox Music Player20 LibreOffice Impress21 Eye Of GNOME22 Shotwell Image Viewer23 Software Boutique24 Software Boutique - Category View25 Software Boutique - Fixes26 MATE Control Center27 Resource Usage - System Monitor28 Resource usage - top29 Resource usage - htop30 Pluma Text Editor31 System Menu32 Shutdown confirmation