Ubuntu 20.10 Review – Is it worth the Upgrade?



Canonical has recently released Ubuntu 20.10, which follows Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. With only 9 months of support, is it worth upgrading from an LTS release? In this video, we’ll take a look at the latest version of this popular Linux distribution and see whether or not you should consider upgrading.

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Devin BARTON

Devin BARTON

I am an avid Linux lover and open source enthusiast. I use Ubuntu and believe in sharing knowledge. Apart from Linux, I love classic detective mysteries.

21 thoughts on “Ubuntu 20.10 Review – Is it worth the Upgrade?

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    October 26, 2020 at 9:14 am
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    Also, you can also install Ubuntu Hardline to get the new kernel. I had Kubuntu 20.04 and Solus on my computer and when Kubuntu 20.10 came out I noticed it didn't get the new KDE so I formatted that partition and Solus is using my whole drive. Also, about LTS I can understand skipping the .10 version but to go from 20.04 to 22.04 doesn't make sense so I never tried KDE Plasma.

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    October 26, 2020 at 9:14 am
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    Thunderbird 78 is piss poor and isn't worth using. Load it with a copy of Thunderbird 68+ it wipes out all your files and address book. Major fail. I don't play games either so I'm not out anything. However Ubuntu still insists on creating kindergarten level desktops. They need to grow up and make it look more professional than their current pathetic desktops and lame names of future upgrades.

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    October 26, 2020 at 9:14 am
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    Nice shirt! Obviously Nerds always listen to cool music. IDK

    I still run Xubuntu on my cheap laptop I bought years ago (I kicked Win10), and it's still going strong.

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    October 26, 2020 at 9:14 am
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    I have been using the Awesome window manager with 20.04 for some time now, and like how it works. I hardly ever use any of their packaged, desktop environments. That said, judging from the amount of people who use Ubuntu, Canonical must be doing something right. It is amazing, and you don not have to be a Celt, Saxon, or Norman to enjoy it. Thank you for not bad mouthing Canonical. Ubuntu's current release looks good, I am sure it is stable and easy to use. I am just too lazy to install it on bare metal, and prefer their long term release schedule.

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    October 26, 2020 at 9:14 am
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    Loaded 2010 on a Raspberry Pi 4 4G. Very happy with the Imager program to install the software. Runs well at this point as I am still installing software. I also update software in principal to get all the software developments which may not be obvious to the user . I also run Mint 20 Cinnamon on my desktop. I have tried a few distributions and keep coming back to Mint. Thanks for your work on the channel.
    ps When install linux I use lowercase "ian morris". The user ID will default to ian

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    October 26, 2020 at 9:14 am
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    Updated today, To be honest the only improvements I've seen is that in gnome.

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    October 26, 2020 at 9:14 am
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    Ubuntu 20.10 natively recognized my Sunix serial card. 20.04 does not, and getting the driver installed with secure boot was amazingly tedious and painful. 20.10 is worth it to me just for this.

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    October 26, 2020 at 9:14 am
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    Always appreciate your reviews. I upgraded to PopOS 20.10 as soon as it was released and love it. It would be interesting to see whether you have the same gaming issues on it although gaming doesn't really matter to me personally since the only game I play is gnome mines, and that one always seems to have plenty of fps.

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    October 26, 2020 at 9:14 am
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    Yeah you delete any comment that has the truth in it. Arogant.

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    October 26, 2020 at 9:14 am
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    Boring is underrated when it comes to software releases. I did the update and I noticed a noticeable performance upgrade in several of my games on my AMD system. People will need to decide for themselves whether to upgrade but for me 20.10 is proving rock solid.

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    October 26, 2020 at 9:14 am
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    I dunno. I installed KDE neon and the thing doen't have 68.12 thunderchicken…..goofy. Mx. LMDE, Sparky has them. Not that KDE has ever been a prize anyway

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    October 26, 2020 at 9:14 am
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    Pls review artix-runit with qtile window manager .
    If possible make a installation guide too

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    October 26, 2020 at 9:14 am
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    Some very interesting points here. Thanks for the review! I actually only just upped from 18.04 to 20.04 so I'll probably stick with the LTS again for now

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    October 26, 2020 at 9:14 am
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    Can you review the intel nuc 10 gen Frost canyon?

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