In this article you will learn where to download and how to download Ubuntu 20.04 LTS ISO image for Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Ubuntu Budgie, Ubuntu Studio, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Kylin desktops and Ubuntu 20.04 Server.

Ubuntu 20.04 Download
Ubuntu 20.04 Download
*** ALWAYS VALIDATE YOUR UBUNTU ISO DOWNLOADS ***
It is highly recommended to test the downloaded Ubuntu 20.04 ISO image file against the official Ubuntu repository whether it is correct, safe to use and free of malware. Visit our tutorial to learn how to perform ISO image validation check.

Ubuntu 20.04 ISO Download Final Release (stable)

When is the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa Release date?
The Ubuntu 20.04 is not officially released yet. The release date of the Ubuntu 20.04 code name Focal Fossa is expected to be the April 23rd 2020. From this reason only 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Daily Build ISO images are available solely for testing and development purposes only. Although it is not yet recommended, the users are already able to upgrade their current Ubuntu systems to Ubuntu 20.04.

Ubuntu 20.04 ISO Download Beta

Beta Ubuntu 20.04 download ISO image URL locations
Ubuntu System Download URL Download Torrent Download Page Description
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Desktop 64-bit PC (AMD64) 64-bit PC (AMD64) Beta Default GNOME desktop 20.04 image.
Ubuntu Server 20.04 LTS 64-bit PC (AMD64) 64-bit PC (AMD64) Beta Ubuntu server with no graphical user interface by default.
Kubuntu 20.04 LTS Desktop 64-bit PC (AMD64) 64-bit PC (AMD64) Beta Alternative KDE based Kubuntu desktop 20.04 image.
Lubuntu 20.04 LTS Desktop 64-bit PC (AMD64) 64-bit PC (AMD64) Beta Alternative LXQt based Lubuntu desktop 20.04 image.
Xubuntu 20.04 LTS Desktop 64-bit PC (AMD64) 64-bit PC (AMD64) Beta Alternative Xfce based Xubuntu desktop 20.04 image.
Ubuntu Budgie 20.04 LTS Desktop 64-bit PC (AMD64) 64-bit PC (AMD64) Beta Alternative Budgie based Ubuntu Budgie desktop 20.04 image.
Ubuntu MATE 20.04 LTS Desktop 64-bit PC (AMD64) 64-bit PC (AMD64) Beta Alternative MATE based Ubuntu MATE desktop 20.04 image.
Ubuntu Studio 20.04 LTS Desktop 64-bit PC (AMD64) 64-bit PC (AMD64) Beta Alternative Xfce based Ubuntu Studio desktop 20.04 image.
Ubuntu Kylin 20.04 LTS Desktop 64-bit PC (AMD64) 64-bit PC (AMD64) Beta An official derivative aimed at the Chinese market desktop 20.04 image.
Additional images URL locations
Ubuntu System Download Page Description
Non-x86, and d-i Server Beta Server install image, Preinstalled server image for Raspberry Pi

Ubuntu 20.04 ISO Download Daily Build

Main Daily Build live Ubuntu 20.04 download ISO image URL locations
Ubuntu System Download URL Download Page Description
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Desktop 64-bit PC (AMD64) Daily Build Default GNOME desktop 20.04 image.
Ubuntu Server 20.04 LTS 64-bit PC (AMD64), 64-bit ARM, PowerPC64, IBM System z Daily Build Ubuntu server with no graphical user interface by default.
Kubuntu 20.04 LTS Desktop 64-bit PC (AMD64) Daily Build Alternative KDE based Kubuntu desktop 20.04 image.
Lubuntu 20.04 LTS Desktop 64-bit PC (AMD64) Daily Build Alternative LXQt based Lubuntu desktop 20.04 image.
Xubuntu 20.04 LTS Desktop 64-bit PC (AMD64) Daily Build Alternative Xfce based Xubuntu desktop 20.04 image.
Ubuntu Budgie 20.04 LTS Desktop 64-bit PC (AMD64) Daily Build Alternative Budgie based Ubuntu Budgie desktop 20.04 image.
Ubuntu MATE 20.04 LTS Desktop 64-bit PC (AMD64) Daily Build Alternative MATE based Ubuntu MATE desktop 20.04 image.
Ubuntu Studio 20.04 LTS Desktop 64-bit PC (AMD64) Daily Build Alternative Xfce based Ubuntu Studio desktop 20.04 image.
Ubuntu Kylin 20.04 LTS Desktop 64-bit PC (AMD64), 64-bit ARM Daily Build An official derivative aimed at the Chinese market desktop 20.04 image.
Additional images URL locations
Ubuntu System Download Page Description
Cloud Images Daily Build Azure, vmdk, kvm, Vagrant and more

Ubuntu 20.04 Desktop Download

Furthermore you will learn:
  • How to download latest Ubuntu 20.04
  • How to download Ubuntu 20.04 from command line
  • How to keep the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS ISO image up to date with zsync
  • How to make Ubuntu 20.04 bootable USB flash drive

How to download latest Ubuntu 20.04

Using your Internet web browser is one of the simplest forms of downloading the Ubuntu 20.04 ISO image. If you have graphical user interface and browser available at your disposal, simply point your browser to the one of the above Ubuntu 20.04 download URLS to begin the ISO download.

How to download Ubuntu 20.04 from command line

Using any existing Ubuntu system you can download the Ubuntu 20.04 from command line using tools such as wget or curl. First, make sure that wget or curl commands are available on your system. To do so and depending on your preference execute one of the below commands from your terminal window:
$ sudo apt install wget
OR
$ sudo apt install curl
Next, simply obtain one of the above downloaded URLs and use wget or curl to begin the Ubuntu 20.04 download. Example of downloading Ubuntu 20.04 ISO from command line:
$ wget http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/focal-desktop-amd64.iso
OR
$ curl -O http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/focal-desktop-amd64.iso

How to keep the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS ISO image up to date with zsync

In case you need to constantly have the latest Ubuntu 20.04 ISO at your disposal the recommended Ubuntu 20.04 ISO image download is by using the zsync command. zsync is a differential file download client which will keep your ISO up to date for any changes by downloading only the updated ISO image blocks.

Let's start by installation of the zsync command:
$ sudo apt install zsync
Next, see the above Ubuntu 20.04 download table and locate the relevant *.zsync download URL by browsing the download page of your desired Ubuntu flavor. Use the *.zsync download URL as an argument to the zsync command. Example of Ubuntu 20.04 download using zsync:
$ zsync http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/focal-desktop-amd64.iso.zsync
The initial download will take some time. However, any subsequent attempts to update your previously downloaded image will be much faster. To re-download the latest image update simply re-execute the above command from the same initial location. Example:
$ zsync http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/focal-desktop-amd64.iso.zsync
#################### 100.0% 551.6 kBps DONE      

reading seed file focal-desktop-amd64.iso: *************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************Read focal-desktop-amd64.iso. Target 100.0% complete.      *****************************************
verifying download...checksum matches OK
used 2540175360 local, fetched 0

Create bootable Ubuntu 20.04 USB startup disk

Follow our tutorial to learn how to create a bootable Ubuntu 20.04 USB startup disk to be able to install the Ubuntu 20.04 from a USB drive.

Create bootable Ubuntu 20.04 DVD startup disk

Follow our tutorial to learn how to create a bootable Ubuntu 20.04 DVD startup disk to be able to install the Ubuntu 20.04 using a DVD drive.
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