And it’s out! You can now download Ubuntu 19.10 from the official Ubuntu website and selected mirrors.
Ubuntu 19.10 is the 31st version of Ubuntu to be released since 2006. It’s backed by 9 months of ongoing updates, and will be followed by Ubuntu 20.04 LTS ‘Focal Fossa’ in April of next year.
Six months of plucky development, one freshly prepped Linux kernel, and a giant GNOME release later and the ‘Eoan Ermine’ is good to go (i.e. ready to download).
Read on for a quick overview of what’s new (check out our full guide for more) or skip straight to the download to grab your copy ahead of its formal release.
Ubuntu 19.10 ‘Eoan Ermine’ Released
If you’re a regular reader of this site then you should be pretty familiar with all of the new Ubuntu 19.10 features and changes as we’ve covered them extensively over the last six months.
Jam packed with improvements and new features, Ubuntu 19.10 boasts the latest GNOME 3.34 release, lets you install closed-source NVIDIA graphics drivers during install, and ships new versions of Firefox, Thunderbird and LibreOffice:
- GNOME 3.34, including app folder creation
- ‘Drastically improved’ desktop performance
- USB drives appear on the Ubuntu Dock
- Linux 5.3 kernel
- Updated toolchain, including Python 3.7.5
- PulseAudio 13.0
- Proprietary NVIDIA graphics drivers available during install
- Experimental ZFS install support
- New ‘light’ Shell UI
- DLNA sharing support by default
- Spport for WPA3
- Updated apps, including LibreOffice 6.3
Peruse our complete guide to Ubuntu 19.10 for a more detailed look at what’s new in “Eoan Ermine”, or take in our exhaustive Ubuntu 19.10 screenshot tour.
Download Ubuntu 19.10
You can download Ubuntu 19.10 in desktop and server versions in 64-bit only (Ubuntu dropped support for 32-bit install images back in 2017).
As the Ubuntu 19.10 .iso image comes in at a whopping 2.3GB in size you’ll want to make sure you’re on a stable (and relatively fast) internet connection before downloading it.
Don’t forget that you can also upgrade to Ubuntu 19.10 from Ubuntu 19.04 directly. We put together a short guide on how to do this (and explain why it’s not possible to upgrade from Ubuntu 18.04 LTS) so check that post out for more information.