Codenamed "Eoan Ermine", 19.10 continues Ubuntu's proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. The team has been hard at work through this cycle, introducing new features and fixing bugs.
The Ubuntu kernel has been updated to the 5.3 based Linux kernel, and our default toolchain has moved to gcc 9.2 with glibc 2.30. Additionally, the Raspberry Pi images now support the new Pi 4 as well as 2 and 3.
Ubuntu Desktop 19.10 introduces GNOME 3.34 the fastest release yet with significant performance improvements delivering a more responsive experience. App organisation is easier with the ability to drag and drop icons into categorised folders and users can select light or dark Yaru theme variants. The Ubuntu Desktop installer also introduces installing to ZFS as a root filesystem as an experimental feature.
Ubuntu Server 19.10 integrates recent innovations from key open infrastructure projects like OpenStack Train, Kubernetes, and Ceph with advanced life-cycle management for multi-cloud and on-prem operations, from bare metal, VMware and OpenStack to every major public cloud.
The newest Ubuntu Budgie, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Studio, and Xubuntu are also being released today.
More details can be found for these at their individual release notes: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/EoanErmine/ReleaseNotes#Official_flavours
Maintenance updates will be provided for 9 months for all flavours releasing with 19.10.
To get Ubuntu 19.10
In order to download Ubuntu 19.10, visit: https://ubuntu.com/download
Users of Ubuntu 19.04 will be offered an automatic upgrade to 19.10. For further information about upgrading, see: https://ubuntu.com/download/desktop/upgrade
As always, upgrades to the latest version of Ubuntu are entirely free of charge.
We recommend that all users read the release notes, which document caveats, workarounds for known issues, as well as more in-depth notes on the release itself. They are available at: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/EoanErmine/ReleaseNotes
Find out what's new in this release with a graphical overview: https://ubuntu.com/desktop https://ubuntu.com/desktop/features
If you have a question, or if you think you may have found a bug but aren't sure, you can try asking in any of the following places:
#ubuntu on irc.freenode.net https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-users https://ubuntuforums.org https://askubuntu.com