Pop!_OS 20.04 LTS launched by System76 and said as “the biggest OS release yet”


System76 has launched a new Pop!_OS 20.04 Long term support, also says “The Biggest OS released yet”

System76 — one of the most well-known PC manufacturers that build Linux-based Laptops, Desktop, and Servers — has finally launched Pop!_OS 20.04 LTS. 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.

Why System76 says Pop!_OS 20.04 LTS as “The Biggest OS released yet”? Pop!_OS 20.04 has no doubt being the best release. As, It packs unique features to provide fast navigation, easy workspace organization, and smooth workflow which makes it the best.

Features of Pop!_OS 20.04 LTS

Automatic Window Tiling Spurs Productivity

The most notable feature in this Beta release is the Pop Shell’s new automatic tiling option. You can toggle the option from the menu at the top right corner of the screen, and any new windows that you open will automatically be organized as tiles next to each other with a customizable gap between them. Several new keyboard shortcuts are available to switch between the windows, resize and rearrange them as per your needs.

Pop!_OS Auto Tiling

You may argue that given the moderate display size of most laptops and desktops, the Auto Tiling may end up being detrimental to your focus and efficacy. We have tested the feature and found it to be handy in some scenarios where you need to gather information from several windows and find yourself continually swapping windows.

Auto Tiling Menu

You can quickly turn off the feature in case you need to focus on a single window by toggling the ‘Tile Windows’ option, which reverts the windows to floating mode. When the ‘Show Active Hint’ toggle is on, the current window is highlighted. In case you forget the keyboard shortcuts, use the ‘View All’ under the ‘shortcuts’ menu item, as shown in the screenshot above.

New Application Launcher & Keyboard Shortcuts

Simply user Super + / and start typing the name of the application you want to switch to or launch
Using Workspaces in Pop!_OS is now made easier by a host of new keyboard shortcuts, which you can quickly refer to from the Tile Menu.

How to install/upgrade Pop!_OS 20.04 LTS beta?

Download Pop!_OS 20.04 beta for Intel/AMD from here

Download Pop!_OS 20.04 beta for Nvidia from here

Upgrading for your current Pop!_OS

When the stable version of Pop!_OS 20.04 becomes available, its users can simply upgrade from 18.04 and 19.10 to 20.04 using the following command:

sudo pop-upgrade release upgrade systemd -f

Those on 19.04, first need to update 19.10 to get to 20.04. Use the commands one at a time, followed by pressing the enter key.

sudo pop-upgrade release upgrade systemd
sudo pop-upgrade release upgrade systemd -f

This is how you can download and install Pop!_OS 20.04, after installing you have successfully upgraded the OS. If you find any errors while installing the OS mention it in the comment section, we will try to solve it ASAP!


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