The Ubuntu MATE project has announced the release of Ubuntu MATE 20.10 with the code name Groovy Gorilla. As a regular release, Ubuntu MATE 20.10 is coming with more updates, like bug fixes, major package updates, more control over webcam, and enhanced indicator experience.

Ubuntu MATE 20.10 has a lifecycle of 9 months. After that, users won’t get any package updates or critical bug fixes. Users who are expecting long term support should continue to use Ubuntu MATE 20.04 LTS.

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The following are the main highlights of Ubuntu MATE 20.10 Groovy Gorilla. For detailed reading, head to Ubuntu MATE 20.10 release notes.

  • MATE Desktop 1.24.1 - which a stability improvement release after 1.24.0.
  • Inheriting from Ubuntu, Ubuntu 20.10 brings the option to enroll your computer in an active directory during the installation.
  • Ayatana Indicators replace Ubuntu Indicators. Ayatana indicator is a fork of Ubuntu Indicators and maintains cross-desktop environment compatibility.
  • Webcamoid replaces Cheese. It offers more power to control the webcam and video capture.
  • Linux Kernel 5.8
  • Ubuntu MATE 20.10 Raspberry Pi images will be coming soon.
  • Firefox 81, LibreOffice 7.0.2, Evolution 3.38 & Celluloid 0.18.

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