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Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Beta Is Now Available for Download

Highlights of the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS release include the latest and greatest GNOME 3.36 desktop environment, a new graphical boot splash that integrates with the system BIOS logo, and Linux kernel 5.4 LTS with lz4 compression algorithm by default for kernel and initramfs for faster boot times. It also features a Snap Store app as default package management utility instead of Ubuntu Software and improved ZFS support with native encryption with hardware acceleration enabled, device removal, pool TRIM, and sequential scrub and resilver.