Apr 29, 2020

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Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Now Available at SSD Nodes!

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Vippy The VPS

Hey everyone! We're excited to announce that as of this weekend Ubuntu 20.04 LTS is available to all SSD Nodes customers. You can either select it as your distro when you purchase a new server or change your server to 20.04 in your dashboard (this will wipe your server, though, so you'll need to save your data if you go this route).

Why upgrade to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS ?

Like all Ubuntu Long-Term Support (LTS) releases, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS "Focal Fossa" comes with 5 years of security support, which makes it the perfect platform for building your next great idea!

In the meantime, the super-popular Ubuntu 16.04 LTS will stop being updated next year (unless you want to pay for extended support), so now is the perfect time to start thinking about migrating your projects to the newest Ubuntu release.

Beyond that, Ubuntu 20.04 adds some new security and feature updates. And improved support for new technologies.

What's new in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS?

Focal Fossa offers you a few great incentives to move on from Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic Beaver." You can read about them on the official release at the Ubuntu blog, but we'll recap some of our favorite advantages here:

It's based on the Linux 5.4 kernel

By building Ubuntu 20.04 using the most recent Linux kernel, the distro benefits from some new

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