Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa

Things to know about Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa

Canonical’s latest iteration to the Ubuntu operating system is Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa, released on April 23, 2020. This is an LTS (long term support) release – the type of release that Canonical only publishes every two years, and continues to support for the next five.

In this article, we’re going to go over some of the features we’re most excited about, and cover a lot of the differences between Focal Fossa and Ubuntu’s previous LTS release, Bionic Beaver. Read on as we take you through some of the upcoming changes.

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Running a GUI torrent client on Ubuntu 20.04

Ubuntu 20.04: List of torrent clients

The BitTorrent protocol is used for peer to peer file sharing and it’s an extremely efficient way of downloading and sharing files with groups of people. While file sharing with BitTorrent is normally associated with video files like movies or TV episodes, it’s also common for Linux developers to offer a torrent download of their distribution.

Torrents are great for downloading large files because they are split into smaller chunks and downloaded from multiple peers in the torrent “swarm.” Being able to download from a lot of different sources simultaneously should mean that your download bandwidth is completely saturated, resulting in a very quick download of large files. When all of the file chunks are done downloading, the file is reconstructed automatically.

In order to download something via BitTorrent, you need to have a torrent client installed on your system. On Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa, there are quite a few options to choose from. Some have a graphical interface and some only work on the command line, but they all have their advantages and quirks. In this article, we’ll go over some top picks for torrent clients to help you choose the right one for your needs. We’ll also show how to install each of them and open up a .torrent file.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to install and use various torrent clients

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Install Wine on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Linux

Install Wine on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Linux

WINE is a lightweight compatibility layer that “translates” Windows applications into a language that Ubuntu can work with. The objective of this tutorial is to install Wine on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Linux.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to install Wine from a standard Ubuntu repository
  • How to install Wine from the official Wine repositories
  • How to install Wine stable, staging and development versions

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Installed Nvidia drivers on RHEL 8 Linux GNOME Workstation

How to install the NVIDIA drivers on RHEL 8 Workstation

The NVIDIA Driver is a program needed for your NVIDIA Graphics GPU to function with better performance. It communicates between your Linux operating system, in this case Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8, and your hardware, the NVIDIA Graphics GPU. The NVIDIA drivers can be installed by using the bash command after stopping the GUI and disabling the nouveau driver by modifying the GRUB boot menu.

To install Nvidia driver on other Linux distributions, follow our Nvidia Linux Driver guide.

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Kodi on Ubuntu

How to Install the Latest Kodi Release on Ubuntu

Kodi is easily one of the most popular media center applications out there, and it has a multitude of uses. While Ubuntu does have Kodi in its main repositories, it’s ususally an outdated version. There is, however, an official PPA available that’s continually updated with the latest releases.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to Enable the Kodi PPA
  • How to Install Kodi on Ubuntu

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Handbrake on Ubuntu

How to Install the Latest Version of Handbrake on Ubuntu

When it comes to converting and backing up video, there are few tools as powerful as Handbrake. It’s long been a favorite among Linux users because it’s simple to use, and it’s capable of most video tasks.

While you can find Handbrake in the default Ubuntu repositories, it’s often outdated. This guide will walk you though enabling a PPA to get the latest Handbrake releases.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to Enable the Handbrake PPA
  • How to Install Handbrake on Ubuntu

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Installed Nvidia drivers on Fedora 31 Linux GNOME Workstation

How to install the NVIDIA drivers on Fedora 31

The NVIDIA Driver is a program needed for your NVIDIA Graphics GPU to function with better performance. It communicates between your Linux operating system, in this case Fedora 31, and your hardware, the NVIDIA Graphics GPU. The NVIDIA drivers can be installed by using the bash command after stopping the GUI and disabling the nouveau driver by modifying the GRUB boot menu.

To install Nvidia driver on other Linux distributions, follow our Nvidia Linux Driver guide.

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Installed Nvidia drivers on CentOS 8 Linux GNOME Workstation

How to install the NVIDIA drivers on CentOS 8

The NVIDIA Driver is a program needed for your NVIDIA Graphics GPU to function with better performance. It communicates between your Linux operating system, in this case CentOS 8, and your hardware, the NVIDIA Graphics GPU. The NVIDIA drivers can be installed by using the bash command after stopping the GUI and disabling the nouveau driver by modifying the GRUB boot menu.

To install Nvidia driver on other Linux distributions, follow our Nvidia Linux Driver guide.

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