Canonical today officially released Ubuntu 19.10, code-named “Eoan Ermine,” which brings many new features, including the late ZFS file system. ZFS is an extensible, advanced file system that supports better data compression, copy-on-write, snapshots, data integrity verification, automatic repair, and more. In Ubuntu 19.10, you have the option of using the ZFS file system.
Another major change in Ubuntu 19.10 is the pre-installation of NVIDIA drivers with installed ISO files. For some gamers and developers who need to deal with machine learning models, these things will become easier. In addition, 19.10 runs on the Linux 5.3 kernel, which adds support for AMD Navi GPUs and also supports the latest Raspberry Pi 4 Model B.
In terms of visual changes and the desktop environment, GNOME 3.34 comes along with Ubuntu 19.10. Users can also choose a dark or light Yaru theme. There are many other small visual changes in the new operating system.
“With GNOME 3.34, Ubuntu 19.10 is the fastest release yet with significant performance improvements delivering a more responsive and smooth experience, even on older hardware. App organization is easier with the ability to drag and drop icons into categorized folders, while users can select light or dark Yaru theme variants depending on their preference or for improved viewing accessibility. Native support for ZFS on the root partition is introduced as an experimental desktop installer option. Coupled with the new zsys package, benefits include automated snapshots of file system states, allowing users to boot to a previous update and easily roll forwards and backwards in case of failure,” says Canonical.