Ubuntu 20.04 and Ubuntu 18.04-comparison table

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Introduction

Ubuntu 20.04 has just been released, and you know that Ubuntu 20.04 and 18.04 are LTS (long-term support) versions. This means that they will receive 5 years of exclusive support since their release. Therefore, for five consecutive years from the date of release, you can use any LTS version without having to upgrade your computer to the new Ubuntu version.

This short article compares Ubuntu 20.04 and Ubuntu 18.04 with some of the main features they have, placing them side by side. We placed them in a table format to facilitate comparisons and keep them concise. Let’s start?

featureUbuntu 20.04Ubuntu 18.04
Release dateApril 23, 2020April 26, 2018
CodeFocal pointBionic beaver
Default display serverXorg is the default display server in Ubuntu 18.04Xorg becomes the default display server in Ubuntu 18.04
Linux kernelKernel 5.4 is included with Ubuntu 20.04. You get native ExFAT support and other performance improvementsUbuntu 18.04 comes with kernel 4.15
32-bit and 64-bitThere is no 32-bit system for Ubuntu 20.04Ubuntu 18.04 has both 32-bit and 64-bit
dwarfGNOME 3.36 and the visual and performance improvements of this versionGNOME 3.28 and the visual and performance improvements of this version
Visual differenceUbuntu 20.04 enhances the default Yaru theme with three flavors: light, dark and standard. Ubuntu 20.04 is more beautifulUbuntu 18.04 LTS users noticed some dim visual changes on Nautilus.
Mute / disable notificationNotifications in settings can now be mutedNo silent notification
pierYou can now delete the Dock using the extension appUsers cannot delete the Dock at their own discretion.
installation timeCompared with Ubuntu 18.04, due to the new compression algorithm, it takes less time to install Ubuntu 20.04.Slower installation compared to Ubuntu 20.04
boot timeCompared with 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04 also starts fasterCompared with Ubuntu 20.04, the boot speed is slower
WireGuard supportWireGuard has been backported to Kernel 5.4 in Ubuntu 20.04.WireGuard is not supported
Snapshot applicationMore campaigns for useSupport snapshot application
pythonPython3 by defaultPython2 is still pre-installed
X11 decimalX11 score scalingNo X11 score scaling
PHPPHP 7.4 is the default version that can be installedPHP 7.3

Compared with the latest LTS before Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04 has made many changes and obvious improvements. With the passage of time, Canonical’s future seems to be gradually brighter and decorated with better decorations. For all Ubuntu enthusiasts, we are sure you will like the new version provided in the link below.

Install Ubuntu 20.04 Desktop-complete steps and screenshots

Final thoughts

For Ubuntu, it’s the beginning of another five years, because people think of buzz, shuffle, ups, downs, and shimmers, and think of another beast to add luster to the entire world. We hope that the Canonical team will continue to move forward in an era of peace and fruitfulness, and will do magic every few years. For you, our readers, thank you for passing by to get your daily juices.

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