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What’s New in Pop!_OS 20.10

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Pop!_OS 20.10 is the result of fine-tuning features released in version 20.04. Continue on to see what we’ve added!

This addition also includes a new library for repository management, which adds features such as the ability to change the default system repository mirrors, reset mirrors to defaults, and change the names of your repositories.

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System76's Pop!_OS 20.10 Ubuntu-based Linux distro now available

  • System76's Pop!_OS 20.10 Ubuntu-based Linux distro now available for download

    Just yesterday, we told you Ubuntu 20.10 was finally available for download. This was exciting, as it is the most well-known Linux-based desktop operating system on the planet (other than Chrome OS, maybe).

    Of course, having the most recognizable name does not make Ubuntu the best Linux distro. In fact, I can confidently say it is definitely not the best. And that is because Pop!_OS exists.

    If you aren't familiar, Pop!_OS is computer-maker System76's own desktop operating system that is based on Ubuntu. What the company does with Pop!_OS, essentially, is improve upon Ubuntu with tweaks and changes to make it even more user friendly. Ultimately, Pop!_OS has become much better than the operating system on which it is based. Is System76 standing on the shoulders of giants? Yes, but so what?

Pop!_OS 20.10 Released: 5 New Features Of Ubuntu-based Linux

Pop!_OS 20.10 Released: Based On Ubuntu 20.10

Pop!_OS 20.10 Full Installation Walkthrough - YouTube

  • Pop!_OS 20.10 Full Installation Walkthrough - YouTube

    Pop!_OS 20.10 offers a current snapshot of the latest features of the popular desktop Linux distribution, and in this video we'll cover the entire installation process from start to finish. This procedure will show you how to replace your current operating system with Pop!_OS 20.10.

Pop!_OS 20.10 Now Supports DEB822 Format

  • Pop!_OS 20.10 Now Supports DEB822 Format

    The Linux distribution from System 76 has converted over to the friendlier apt format.

    Most users of Debian-based distributions are familiar with the single line apt repository format which includes all of the information for a repository. With the new DEB822 format, those single lines are converted to multi-line entries, which allow more flexibility and extensibility over the standard for Debian software repositories.

    In fact, the single-line format standard is planned for depreciation, so most distributions will eventually convert over. For Pop!_OS users, that time is now. Pop!_OS is the Linux distribution created by System 76 as both a developer and general usage desktop operating system. Up until 20.10, Pop!_OS defaulted to the single-line style of repository entries. Now, instead of the /etc/apt/sources.list file, you’ll find those repository entries in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/system.sources.

Pop!_OS 20.10 Released Based on Ubuntu 20.10

  • Pop!_OS 20.10 Released Based on Ubuntu 20.10

    Pop!_OS 20.10 is now available to download and install.

    Pop!_OS is an Ubuntu-based Linux distro created and maintained by Linux computer maker System76. Pop!_OS uses a customised version of GNOME Shell desktop (Pop! Shell); loads in some additional apps, utilities, and settings (their dark mode is a proper one); and the system is designed to work seamlessly with System76 hardware (which sadly I don’t own).

    The latest version of their home-grown OS is based on top of the recent Ubuntu 20.10 release. Pop!_OS 20.10 inherits all of the core foundational features found in regular Ubuntu 20.10, including a GNOME 3.38 base, the Linux 5.8 kernel, and guaranteed app and security updates for the next nine months.

    Pop!_OS 20.10 features a couple of notable improvements over the Pop!_OS 20.04 release. This includes fractional scaling support (Ubuntu introduced this in 20.04); a way to set floating window exceptions for apps too small to tile elegantly; and this release supports external monitors in hybrid graphics mode.

New video

  • Pop!_OS 20.10 - Full Review - YouTube

    System76 recently released the latest version of their popular Linux distribution, Pop!_OS 20.10. In this review, I go over what you can expect from the latest version and share my thoughts. We'll take a look at the new features (and more).

Pop!_OS 20.10 (Ubuntu Based) Released and Available for download

  • Pop!_OS 20.10 (Ubuntu Based) Released and Available for download

    Pop!_OS is an operating system for STEM and creative professionals who use their computer as a tool to discover and create. Unleash your potential on secure, reliable open source software. Based on your exceptional curiosity, we sense you have a lot of it.

    Pop!_OS is designed for fast navigation, easy workspace organization, and fluid, convenient workflow. Your operating system should encourage discovery, not obstruct it.

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