Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Beta Testing

Joshua Powers josh.powers at canonical.com
Fri Apr 3 20:17:46 UTC 2020

Hi Ubuntu Server!

As announced [1] the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) beta images are now 
available! Those of you subscribed to ubuntu-server mailing list can 
clearly see the hard work that has gone on this cycle to get the latest 
and greatest software to our users.

Check out the initial release notes [2] for more details and please help 
us by testing the beta version of Ubuntu Focal! Setting up a test system 
and upgrading from Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic) as well as trying out the 
live installer for fresh installs are particularly important.

The Ubuntu Server live installer, based on subiquity, has a couple new 
features I would to highlight. First, initial support for automated 
installs is available; checkout the wiki page [3] for more details. 
Second, the installer comes with the ability to update itself to get the 
latest bug fixes and features. This is a huge addition that makes it 
even simpler for users to get the latest features and bug fixes!

I am particularly proud about the new Ubuntu Server guide [4]. The team 
and community are hard at work updating the content for the Focal 
release. The new location not only looks fantastic, but makes it much 
easier for the community to contribute content.

Finally, if you have any questions or ever have ideas to make Ubuntu 
Server even better, please feel free to reach out on the ubuntu-server 
mailing list [5] or make a post on our Discourse forum [6].

Thanks and happy testing,

[1] https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-announce/2020-April/000255.html
[2] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FocalFossa/ReleaseNotes
[3] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FoundationsTeam/AutomatedServerInstalls
[4] https://ubuntu.com/server/docs
[5] https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-server
[6] https://discourse.ubuntu.com/c/server
Ubuntu Server Engineering Manager
Canonical Ltd.

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