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Ubuntu 19.10 Is Here With MicroK8s Add-Ons, GNOME 3.34 And Lots More


Canonical has released Ubuntu 19.10 code-named “Eoan Ermine” nearly 15 years after the first Ubuntu release.

As one would expect, the latest version includes a whole bunch of new features. The 19.10 release focuses on accelerating developer productivity in AI/ML, new edge capabilities for MicroK8s and delivering the fastest GNOME desktop performance yet, according to an official post.

Ubuntu 19.10 brings enhanced edge computing capabilities with the addition of strict confinement to MicroK8s. Also, it features support for the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B – the latest board from the Raspberry Pi Foundation offering a faster system-on-a-chip with a processor that uses the Cortex-A72 architecture (quad-core 64-bit ARMv8 at 1.5GHz) and offers up to 4GB of RAM.

Ubuntu 19.10 includes with the Train release of Charmed OpenStack – the 20th OpenStack release, backed by the Nautilus release of Ceph.

Kubeflow is now available as an add-on to MicroK8s for improved machine learning and AI capabilities. In minutes, developers can set-up, develop, test and scale to their production needs.

Additionally, Ubuntu 19.10 comes equipped with NVIDIA drivers embedded in the ISO image to enhance overall experience for gamers and AI/ML users with NVIDIA hardware, saving the need for manual installation. The latest version uses the 5.3 kernel, which introduces support for the AMD Navi GPUs and Zhaoxin x86 processors for workstations.

Click here to download Ubuntu 19.10.