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.

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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

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